Ford government's cut to the size of Toronto city council can stand, appeal court rules - 2019-09-19

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F94.png Ford government's cut to the size of Toronto city council can stand, appeal court rules September 19, 2019, David Rider, Toronto Star

Premier Doug Ford's 2018 mid-election slashing of the size of Toronto city council was constitutional, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled, overturning a lower-court decision.

In a 3-2 decision, the appeal court said Thursday there is no doubt Ford's move to slash the size of city council months after the start of the election "disrupted campaigning and the candidates' expectations."

But none of the arguments advanced by the City of Toronto, in support of a September ruling by a Superior Court judge that Ford's move violated Torontonians' charter rights, are valid, the appeal court concluded.

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