Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 12:55 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 12:55 PM ET

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National Audio 12:55 PM ET

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NAT089 - (Toronto-Council-Cut) TORONTO. x-09s. Ontario Premier Doug Ford recalled the legislature today to push through a bill slashing Toronto city council nearly in half just days after a judge found the legislation unconstitutional. Ford cited his Progressive Conservative party's victory in the spring election in defending the move. ("..preserving democracy.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Ford plans to invoke the notwithstanding clause of the constitution in order to reverse the judge's ruling.

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NAT090 - (Toronto-Council-Cut) TORONTO. x-14s. Ontario Premier Doug Ford defended his decision to push through a bill slashing the size of Toronto city council nearly in half in the legislature today. Ford argued he was protecting democracy by invoking a constitutional provision to override a court decision that found Bill 5 to be unconstitutional. …

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