Author Topic: Ontario Government of Doug Ford  (Read 1991 times)

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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2018, 03:18:34 pm »
So now you're saying you'd be OK with an NDP gov't changing the municipal boundaries during an election...   say to suit their political allies?  Because "They can change them, change their borders, change the rules they operate under, or eliminate them as they choose".

Or are there limits to this power?
Do you think there should be limits?   If so, who should be the watchdog to make sure the Province doesn't over-reach?

And again, there is no evidence whatsoever, other than paranoia, that Ford is doing this to suit his political allies, or even that it will help his political allies.
And why give a **** about it anyway? Do you know how many incumbents lost in the last Toronto election? One. Nor is that the least unusual. If you check on the voting you find most incumbents winning with between 50% and 80% of the vote in every damned election. They don't get enough press for people to know what they're really up to, but enough to be a 'name' incumbency let's them know what community groups to stroke and lets them do it. The nobodies who mostly challenge them get no publicity or press and so even if someone wants to vote out their councillor they generally have no idea which of the half dozen or more challengers have a prayer. It was the same in Ottawa, with just 1 incumbent losing.

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