Ford makes right call to trigger notwithstanding clause

Ford makes right call to trigger notwithstanding clause

Premier Doug Ford is about to use a sledgehammer to kill a fly.

Good.

Ford announced Monday he will recall the legislature to invoke the notwithstanding clause, Section 33 of the Constitution, to override a court decision striking down his government’s law to cut Toronto council nearly in half.

In making the announcement, Ford also warned activist judges he is prepared to do battle with them.

“I also want to make it clear that we are prepared to use Section 33 again in the future,” Ford said.

“We’re taking a stand, if you want to make new laws in Ontario or Canada, you first must seek a mandate from the people and you have to be elected.”

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