Who would have thought eight in ten Ontarians would side with elected Premier Doug Ford over an appointed judge from the Liberal government eras of Chretien and McGuinty?
Turns out, by using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to combat what many feel was an activist judicial ruling to use that same charter to stop an elected government’s decision, the premier doesn’t seem to have spent political capital but gain some.
“Do you support Premier Doug Ford’s decision to use the notwithstanding clause to push ahead with his plan to downsize city council?” was the poll question on torontosun.com.
As of deadline Tuesday a whopping 13,248 voted.
And 80.4% — or 10,651 voters — said yes. The number of those who voted no was 2,597 which adds up to 19.6%.