OTTAWA – The federal government says it will do whatever it can to protect Torontonians from the “vindictive and destructive” actions taken by the new Ford government.
Ford announced Friday morning that his government will introduce legislation to cut the number of Toronto city councillors from 47 to 25, aligning city wards with federal ridings.
Ford says having fewer city councillors will improve the decision-making process at Toronto’s city hall, and save taxpayers $25 million over four years.
Vaughan says the proposal is “reckless, irresponsible” and tosses Toronto into a political storm when it needs leadership on critical files such as asylum seekers, gangs and shootings on the city streets, transit and housing.
The former city councillor says Toronto is too important for the federal government to stand idly by.
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