Saturday, July 28, 2018


Blatchford, NP:  The sound of heads exploding, the righteous pops of indignation, the howls of shock — my good God, I can’t remember a better morning.
   I refer, of course, to the surprise announcement Friday from Premier Doug Ford that the Ontario    government will soon propose legislation to cut the size of Toronto city council by almost half. Word of the change leaked out Thursday night , so before Ford had even made it official, Toronto Mayor John Tory and various city councilors, provincial politicians and reporters were showing up on TV screens, sputtering and muttering about the alleged affront to democracy.
    Anyone who has suffered the interminable, unbearable nonsense that passes for municipal government in the country’s biggest city knows an affront to democracy when she sees one, and it ain’t what Ford did.

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