Constitutionality of Reconstituting the City of Toronto

On Oct. 20, 2018, the City of Toronto its 86th municipal election, the largest city in Canada, with the 6th largest government in the country and nearly 8% of the entire country’s population. On July 27, 2018, just a few months before this election, the new Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, announced that he will reduce the number of city council seats from 47 to 25. There have been calls supporting and opposing this exact change, years before Premier Ford won the provincial election this year. Other cities around the world have effectively functioned with similar numbers in representation. The question many people are asking is, can he actually do that? Lord Durham’s pre-Confederation report of 1839 identified the need for municipal institutions to be enshrined in the constitution. A failure to do so would result in improper funding for municipal institutions, and stiffly the ability of people to be properly involved in their local problems. Instead,…

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