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The province has introduced Bill 5 to reduce the number of Toronto City councillors from 47 to 25 without prior consultation. Climatefast is opposed to the arbitrary top-down decision by the province.


The City of Toronto spent four years and almost 900,000 consulting city residents on the number of councillors and size of wards. It was agreed to increase the number from 44 to 47.


Several councillors were opposed to the increase and wanted council cut to 25.  They went to Ontario Municipal Board and Superior Court to challenge the City’s decision to increase the number of councillors.  In both cases, their challenges were defeated.    


Now they have in ally in Premier Ford who has unilaterally cut the number of councillors with the introduction of Bill 5. He has done this right in the middle of the election and against the wishes of city residents.  


ClimateFast has joined forces with other municipal groups to opposed this Bill.  



You can help


Contact your MPP - to let them know you disagree with what is going on.  Click here to find out who your MPP is.


Contact your family and friends living in conservative-held ridings and urge them to call or email their MPP about Bill 5.


Contact your City Councillor and let them know that you want them to defend Toronto and speak against Ford’s move.  Click here to find out who your city councillor.


Contact local media.  Send letters to the editor, call talk-back lines, and tweet.  For sample letters, click here.   

CBC Metro Morning - Tel. (416) 205-5807; Email. metromoring@cbc.ca; Tweet @metromorning

Global News Radio 640 Toronto – Tel. 416-870-6400 or (star) *640 on your cell; Tweet. @am640

Toronto Star - Email. lettertoed@thestar.ca; Tweet. @torontostar

Globe and Mail - Email. letters@globeandmail.com; Tweet @globeandmail

National Post - Email. letters@nationalpost.com; Tweet @nationalpost

Toronto Sun – Visit https://torontosun.com/send-letter; Tweet @thetorontosun

 

Go to our Get Involved webpage and sign-up to volunteer.  Help us gather signatures for our petitions, attend demonstration at Queen’s Park or sit in the Gallery as the bill is debated.


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