By John Michael McGrath Why this Liberal leadership hopeful is making a case for charter cities OTTAWA – The Liberal leadership race has been reasonably satisfying from a policy-wonk perspective so far. Just this month, front-runner Steven Del Duca pledged to introduce an expanded safety net for workers, and Alvin Tedjo promised to implement a [...]
By Edward Keenan Making Toronto a ‘charter city’ a longshot. But longshots have to start somewhere Premier Doug Ford shuffled his cabinet Thursday morning — new finance minister, new transportation minister, new attorney-general, new minister of social services, new minister of education — hoping for a “reset” of his government after a year of lighting [...]
Hundreds of people attended a five person panel on Tuesday night about how the city can become more autonomous from the Province. As Erica Vella reports, one of the main ideas that was discussed was the possibility of Toronto becoming a charter city. Watch the video here.
By Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall Bureau, Toronto Star. Could ‘charter city’ status protect Toronto from provincial meddling? “We neglect our cities at our peril,” began Councillor Josh Matlow, drawing on the words of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy, at a packed meeting Tuesday to discuss how to free Toronto from provincial big-footing. “Doug Ford [...]
By Jennifer Pagliaro Under Premier Doug Ford, interest is growing in making Toronto more autonomous There’s a line in a decree sent by Henry I to London that is of particular importance to the status of cities. This was back in 12th century, in the time of medieval feudalism. “None other shall be justice over [...]