Democracy is dead! Long live democracy!
Well now that he’s been elected Premier and given a MAJORITY government by the 40.5% of the 58% of Ontario’s s eligible voters who did cast their vote, our friend Premier Doug Ford is showing us that what he had in mind for us goes beyond a buck a beer and ten cents off the cost of a litre of gas.
Then again why would Toronto need more than 25 municipal councillors? Trimming them down to one per 108,000 citizens is all that our Premier says is really needed to represent the voices of their constituents.
Heck Doug is showing us that he and his 75 fellow Queen’s Park Conservative MPPs are all that Ontario’s citizens really need to run the place effectively and efficiently. That consulting Torontonians and/or the 49 other elected Opposition members at Queen’s Park is a waste of time.
(Not needing to consult the people. Now there’s an idea. Wonder if it was his alone or one he borrowed from a certain Upper Tier Municipality when it came to bypassing the voice of a lower-tier municipality and its people on the matter of an unwanted cement plant.)
His call on Toronto makes me question what he has in mind for Prescott-Russell.
Makes me wonder if it isn’t time he be petitioned to do for Prescott-Russell what he’s doing for Toronto.
Heck with a population of 89,333 people, eight lower tier municipalities and one Upper Tier Municipality (UCPR) spread over a land mass that is only 20% greater than Toronto’s, Prescott-Russell has a total of 62 elected lower tier councillors to represent its people’s interests. That’s one per 1441 citizens. A far cry from Toronto’s 1/108,000.
Unlike Toronto, Prescott-Russell is also blessed with a second level of municipal government called an Upper Tier Municipality. Officially called the United Counties of Prescott-Russell or UCPR, this municipal level of government is more commonly known as “the Counties” or in French as “les Comtés”.
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