Author Topic: Ontario Government of Doug Ford  (Read 10285 times)

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Offline MH

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #90 on: September 16, 2018, 03:19:16 pm »
  He's not a king for 5 years.


That's why they pass laws, as long as those laws are constitutional and lawful.  Ford wasn't elected on a mandate to shrink the size of Toronto city council DURING an election.  If Ford waited until after the Toronto election the odds of his council shrink law passing would be much higher.

That's their job.  They interpret the law, not the whims of citizens or politicians.

They react more slowly, hence they are *more* conservative. 

I fear politicians whose power is too concentrated, and who use extraordinary powers to bypass the judiciary when they disagree with them.  Let's be thankful Trump has more checks on his power than Ford or Trudeau.

He doesn't now, though.  He has more power than Trudeau as he has proven that he can/will reject anything the feds give him.

If he doesn't like the judge's decision he can appeal it.  Ford can take it all the way to the SCC if he wants.

And then overrule if he loses.

Seriously, if he vetoes a change to Toronto City Council what would he NOT veto ?