Author Topic: Ontario Government of Doug Ford  (Read 9234 times)

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Offline Bubbermiley

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2018, 06:47:26 pm »
Municipal councillors deal with issues on a more granular level than their provincial and federal counterparts. Regular people are more likely to deal directly with their councillor than an MP or MPP (we call them MLAs in Manitoba) because municipal politicians are in charge of most of the things that directly affect people, like roads and permits and snow clearing. Winnipeg once had 50 councillors but the PC government in the 1970s reduced it to 29. Then the PC government reduced it to 15 in the 1990s. Both reductions not only made it much more difficult to get a councillor to respond to your concerns, it made it more difficult for ordinary people to enter politics because it became more competitive and expensive to run.

In any case, the governments in the past were rational and gave lots of warning of the changes. They didn't just do it to **** everything up out of spite.
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