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Province flexes its muscle by slashing Toronto City Council seats | John Mascarin and Monica Ciriello

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 @ 11:05 AM | By John Mascarin and Monica Ciriello

A bombshell was dropped on the eve of municipal nomination day: Toronto City Council would be slashed from 47 members to 25 — not for future elections but for the upcoming election in 2018. Then on nomination day newly elected Premier Doug Ford called Toronto’s council “the most dysfunctional political arena in the country” and announced that his government would introduce a series of reforms to alter the structure of local government in Toronto.

The Better Local Government Act, 2018 was introduced on July 30, 2018,...