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Nothing wrong with cutting number of Toronto City Councillors during election campaign: Court of Appeal

In a 3-2 decision, the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General) held that the Province of Ontario’s decision to reduce the number of Toronto City Councillors from 47 to 25 in the middle of a municipal election did not violate any constitutional rights of candidates or citizens. In a nod to the prevailing administrative law principle that courts should rarely interfere in political decisions, the Court of Appeal set aside a lower court decision that found the change imposed by the Province had violated the right of free expression guaranteed under the Canadian Charter ... [more] Full article

Toronto’s On Again, Off Again Election To Proceed Notwithstanding Provincial Interference

Shortly after his election in June 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford convinced his colleagues in the Ontario Legislature to pass Bill 5, a law reducing the size of Toronto City ... [more] Full article

Ontario Court Quashes Municipal By-Law Forcing Conversion of Taxi Licences

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice quashed a resolution of Toronto City Council that required the mandatory conversion of all taxi licences to a new taxi licensing regime on the ... [more] Full article

Win For Ford Nation: Court Finds City Had No Authority To Impose Financial Penalty

The Ontario Divisional Court set aside the decision of the Superior Court of Justice that removed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford from office for allegedly breaching the provincial Municipal Conflict of ... [more] Full article

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