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Offline the_squid

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« on: September 10, 2018, 07:03:49 pm »
The people.

As far as I'm aware the municipalities are creations of the provinces, who can do basically anything they want to them, including abolishing them. The judge's complaint that there wasn't enough consultation or that there wasn't evidence that it would be more efficient strikes me as ... so?


From the judgement:
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At first glance, Bill 5 although controversial in content appears to fall squarely within the province’s legislative competence. Upon closer examination of the surrounding circumstances, however, one discovers at least two constitutional deficiencies that cannot be justified in a free and democratic society. The first relates to the timing of the law and its impact on candidates; the second to its content and its impact on voters.
http://www.ontariocourts.ca/scj/decisions/

A Province's powers are not absolute....   
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