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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Better Local Government Act Passes Reply with quote

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Premier Doug Ford used his new government’s majority muscle Tuesday to push through a controversial bill cutting the size of Toronto city council in half with municipal elections just 10 weeks away, a move NDP Leader Andrea Horwath called “a blatant abuse of power.”

The legislation, named the Better Local Government Act, also scraps planned Oct. 22 elections for regional chairs in Peel, York, Niagara and Muskoka as it enlarges Toronto’s wards to match federal and provincial riding boundaries.

“We have 25 MPs, 25 MPPs and we’re going to have 25 councillors,” Ford said in the legislature, which adjourned until Sept. 24 after a rare summer sitting that followed the Progressive Conservatives’ June election victory.


https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/08/14/bill-to-slash-the-size-of-toronto-city-council-passes.html
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It isn't going to be a problem of setting up polls and getting nominations. The problem is going to be dealing with all those whose ambitions have been fanned, but now are being asked to step aside.

Politicians' egos are not organizational problems.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
It isn't going to be a problem of setting up polls and getting nominations. The problem is going to be dealing with all those whose ambitions have been fanned, but now are being asked to step aside.

Politicians' egos are not organizational problems.


I would go even further than saying it won't be a problem, It actually should be easier;

Elections Ontario already has voter lists for the 25 Provincial Ridings within the city, now that the boundaries match there no reason why the polling station methodology used two months ago during the Provincial Election by way of frequency and location can't be used for the municipal election.
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