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Ford orders MPPs to return for rare Saturday session to pass Bill 31

Ontario Premier Doug Ford . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

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.”

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@Alex Rich: yep….she’s really hating it, you can tell by her demeanor and sometimes condescending “reporting”.

September 13, 2018 at 11:53 pm

Don’t forget people the new wave vote them all out no matter what all councillors gone no matter what
The new trend we will vote all of you out we need fresh faces
No matter what we will vote you out…

September 14, 2018 at 6:58 am