Doug Ford’s plan to slash Toronto council may be constitutional, but it isn’t fair

Legal isn’t necessarily right. Constitutional isn’t necessarily fair. The Ontario Court of Appeal has handed the Ford government a solid legal victory in its drive to cut Toronto city council in half. It’s a unanimous ruling by a panel of three judges, leaving no doubt that Toronto’s election will be carried out using the 25-ward More...

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By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Leona Alleslev was a Conservative all along — just one in the wrong party

Listening to Leona Alleslev explain why she’s leaving Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party to join the Opposition Conservatives, the most obvious question is: what took you so long? Members of Parliament More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Doug Ford is seriously shortchanging Toronto voters

In a saner world, one where Doug Ford wasn’t rampaging through the City of Toronto, busting up things that aren’t broken, at least part of Monday would have been spent discussing public safety in Canada’s More...

By SLPundit On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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It’s time for Ontario’s other municipalities to stand up for local democracy

How is it that an organization representing almost every municipality across Ontario doesn’t seem to understand something that’s so obvious to 77-year-old Ester Reiter? As Reiter, who cancelled her More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Turn down the volume!

For years the World Health Organization and other experts have been sounding the alarm over the negative effects on health of noise pollution in cities. It turns out (no surprise) that constant exposure to loud More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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Doug Ford’s simplistic solution to declining math scores won’t work

Last month, when Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government was being lambasted over its return to an outdated sex education curriculum, Premier Doug Ford tried to pivot to another issue in education: More...

By SLPundit On Friday, September 14th, 2018
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Attacks on John Tory’s leadership against Doug Ford are grounded in style more than substance

While Toronto and its citizens haven’t stopped, and shouldn’t stop, fighting, Premier Doug Ford has shown himself willing to go to such extreme lengths that he’s all but certain to win his battle More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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It’s time for a ban on handguns

Liberal MPs are meeting in Saskatoon this week to map out their plans for the fall. When they return to Ottawa they should send their government a strong message: It’s time to stop talking and take action More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Doug Ford has put a foot on a very dangerous path

So now it appears Doug Ford is casting his eye on Ottawa’s city council. He’s getting “endless calls” from folks there, he says, complaining the council is just too big. Until Monday afternoon More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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Doug Ford is trampling on the rights of all Ontarians

For the past 36 years, ever since the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was entrenched in Canada’s Constitution, Ontario premiers of all political persuasions managed to govern while respecting our fundamental More...