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There’s something decidedly different about Premier Doug Ford’s style of governance:
The Ford PCs are moving at the speed of business, not bureaucracy. No wonder those on the progressive left are losing their minds.
Last Thursday night, Ford said he was gutting Toronto’s municipal government by cutting the number of city councillors from 47 to 25 ahead of the October 22 municipal election.
And when the shock wore off, out came the over-the-top pronouncements from the left:
That Ford’s move was undemocratic. That it was a thinly-veiled personal vendetta against Mayor John Tory. That there was no consultation. That the changes were being done just too darn fast.
That last complaint is the funniest.
You see, the Toronto election is almost three months away. For those in the private sector in which decisions must be dealt with on a daily basis, three months is an eternity. But for many politicians, a three-month deadline is like asking for a task to be completed yesterday.
By the way, the very fact that the Ontario legislature is sitting during the summertime speaks volumes, too. The PCs won bigly on June 7, and 22 days later they were already hard at work in the House when most MPPs are heading to cottage country.
If the city of Los Angeles, with a population of almost 4 million people, can be governed with a 15-member city council, then why is it so inconceivable that the city of Toronto, with a population of 2.8 million, cannot possibly function with a 25-member council?
Moving forward, instead of braying at the moon like a pack of frenzied werewolves, I suggest the old-school, same-old, same-old political elites in the province of Ontario get with the program and adapt to the fact that there really is new sheriff in town.
NEXT: Climate Depot Founder Marc Morano comes on to talk about the idiotic ban on plastic straws.
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