Councillor Josh Matlow

Empower Toronto

20 08, 2019

Why this Liberal leadership hopeful is making a case for charter cities

2019-10-02T16:46:11+00:00

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 [...]

20 06, 2019

Making Toronto a ‘charter city’ a longshot. But longshots have to start somewhere

2019-10-02T16:42:29+00:00

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 [...]

18 06, 2019

Hundreds gather to participate in Empower Toronto discussions

2019-10-02T16:48:46+00:00

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. 

18 06, 2019

Could ‘charter city’ status protect Toronto from provincial meddling?

2019-10-02T16:39:24+00:00

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 [...]

17 06, 2019

Under Premier Doug Ford, interest is growing in making Toronto more autonomous

2019-10-02T16:52:40+00:00

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 [...]

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