Following Doug Ford’s plan to slash Toronto City Council in half, residents have decided to protest the proposed cut.
On Friday evening, members of the public are meeting at city hall to protest Ford’s latest move, which according to Ford’s PCs, would reduce the size of Council from 47 to 25 which would “align with current federal and provincial boundaries.”
The newly elected provincial government claims that reducing the size of Toronto City Council is estimated to save Toronto taxpayers more than $25.5 million over four years.
According to event coordinators, “This rally is about representation and local democracy. It’s about rejecting Doug Ford and his PC agenda of austerity and bigotry. He needs to reverse his course of action immediately.”
The public is encouraged to arrive at city hall at 5 pm and the rally will begin at 6 pm.
At the time of publication, 780 people said they were attending the rally on Facebook and 2,400 said they were interested.
When: Friday, July 27
Time: Rally starts at 6 pm
Where: Toronto City Hall