Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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R02 - (Toronto-Council-Cut)

R02 - (Toronto-Council-Cut) TORONTO. x-16s. Protesters heckled Ontario Premier Doug Ford in the legislature as he defended his decision to push through a bill slashing Toronto city council nearly in half just days after a judge found the legislation unconstitutional. Shouts erupted from the public gallery as Ford argued he was protecting democracy by invoking a constitutional provision to override the court decision. Interim Liberal Party Leader John Fraser said the outbursts capture the feeling many people have about the government's actions. ("..doing that.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Ford maintains cutting Toronto city council to 25 from 47 is necessary to streamline decision-making and save taxpayer money. …

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