Doug Ford slashes number of Toronto voting districts mid-campaign
The Guardian -------- Canada’s largest city is in political chaos after Ontario premier Doug Ford used a rarely-deployed constitutional mechanism to dramatically reduce the number of voting districts in Toronto’s October election. The “notwithstanding clause” – which has never before been invoked in Ontario, and is rarely used throughout Canada – is widely viewed as a legal “safety valve”, allowing legislators to bypass perceived judicial overreach. But the unexpected use of the clause amid an election campaign has prompted widespread concern and called into question the fairness of the upcoming vote. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.