The Ontario legislature will be in session this weekend in an effort to expedite the passage of Bill 31.
Premier Doug Ford has ordered Conservative MPPs to return to Queens Park for a rare Saturday session as they attempt to speed passage of the bill which cuts the size of Toronto City Council in half.
The City of Toronto official responsible for running Toronto’s Oct. 22 election said on Thursday that the battle between the province and the city is affecting her ability to ensure fairness in the vote, regardless of whether it involves 47 or 25 wards.
“We have hit a tipping point,” said Ulli Watkiss. “Both scenarios are becoming virtually impossible for us to carry out.”
#BREAKING – Premier Doug Ford has ordered the Ontario legislature to sit this Saturday starting at 1pm to pass the revised bill 31. It’s rare for the house to sit on weekends but the government is running out of time to pass the legislation before the Toronto election. #ontpoli pic.twitter.com/Oc6y64oK4G
— Richard Southern (@richard680news) September 14, 2018