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Offline SirJohn

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #105 on: September 16, 2018, 06:53:37 pm »
Where do you get that from? There is not a hierarchy of governments, in fact Confederation is an agreement by the provinces to cooperate; if anything the federal government is beholding to them.The practical side is we have a division of powers and responsibilities, some items are federal and others are provincial. The City of Toronto act and the Municipal act are 100% provincial.

But Ottawa has another weapon at its disposal one just as blunt, and politically explosive, as the notwithstanding clause.

Under the Constitution, the federal cabinet can disallow any act of a provincial legislature. Ottawa could, in other words, simply disallow Ford's council-chopping legislation notwithstanding his use of the notwithstanding clause.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ford-trudeau-toronto-notwithstanding-1.4819172
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