Author Topic: Ontario Government of Doug Ford  (Read 10106 times)

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Offline Omni

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #135 on: September 19, 2018, 11:47:21 am »
So the appeals court has unanimously granted a stay to the government to allow their reduction of city councilors to go ahead, and the government has now in turn said it won't use the notwisthstanding clause. The Lefties can stop crying.

The reason the court granted the stay was because they thought the judge's ruling was stupid.
In more polite language:

“The application judge’s interpretation appears to stretch both the wording and the purpose of s. 2(b) beyond the limits of that provision,” the ruling reads.

“The question for the courts is not whether Bill 5 is unfair but whether it is unconstitutional. On that crucial question, we have concluded that there is a strong likelihood that application judge erred in law and that the Attorney-General’s appeal to this court will succeed.”

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/toronto/article-ontario-court-of-appeal-sides-with-premier-ford/

So you don't care if the bill (5) is unfair as long as it goes forward in support of the REAL "overreach" by your buddy DoFo. We'll see how "stupid" the ruling was when it hits the SCC. And I'd be careful of trying your usual approach of presuming to speak for "most Canadians" because polls already show they don't agree with Ford.