But the long-term implications of Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s unilateral political heist cannot be ignored.
The long-term implications of Ontario Premier Doug Ford's unilateral political heist cannot be ignored. The haste with which the premier is moving to override the courts via the use of the notwithstanding clause is a risky ploy which will create other problems. Some see it as a blatant misuse of power, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s municipal hijack is likely to be just the beginning of a tumultuous four-year ride.
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'