Author Topic: Ontario Government of Doug Ford  (Read 10101 times)

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Offline Squidward von Squidderson

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #120 on: September 18, 2018, 07:30:07 pm »
The courts have a legitimate place in refereeing between the powers allotted to the different levels of government. And a legitimate place in identifying legislation which is unconstitutional. I don't believe anyone has ever denied either of those things.

I never said anyone here said that....  I quoted Doug Ford as saying that.    And was wondering how people who believe like you do would be able to support such a hypocritical position, given that  he is talking out of both sides of his mouth.


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The problem with the court in this particular case was its ruling didn't stick to constitutional norms - ie, the province has a perfect right to do whatever the hell it wants with the municipalities, but instead invented the idea that somehow or other people's rights to free expression were being denied in doing so near an election.

The problem with Doug Ford’s court case against the federal government is that it doesn’t stick to constitutional norms.   Of course the feds can create taxes.   They always have.

Legal advice requested by the government of Manitoba noted there was a “strong likelihood” the Supreme Court would uphold Ottawa’s carbon pricing system on the basis of the federal government’s taxation power.

Allan Hutchinson, a constitutional law expert and professor at York University’s Osgoode Hall law school, said the Supreme Court has ruled that both the federal and provincial governments have jurisdiction over the environment but “the feds sort of hold the trump card.”