FORD FIGHTS BACK: Doug Ford To Invoke Section 33 Of Constitution To Protect Bill 5

Once again, Doug Ford fights back against the radical left.

Following the ruling of an activist judge striking down Bill 5, Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he will recall the Legislature and invoke Section 33 of the Constitution to protect the law cutting Toronto City Council.

Section 33 is the Notwithstanding Clause, which allows the federal government and provincial governments to override the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in specific circumstances.

Here’s what the duly-elected Ontario government said in a press release:

“Ontario Premier Doug Ford today announced that his government will take immediate action to ensure the Better Local Government Act remains in effect as passed by Ontario’s democratically elected legislature. 

“Canada’s Constitution makes it clear. The province has exclusive responsibility over municipalities,” said Ford in announcing his government’s action. “The Better Local Government Act will reduce the size and cost of government while reducing dysfunction at City Hall. The people who are most vocal and fighting this move are a small group of left-wing councillors looking to continue their free ride on the taxpayers’ dollar and a network of activist groups who have entrenched their power under the status quo.”

Ford announced that his government will immediately recall Ontario’s Legislature and introduce legislation that, if passed, will invoke Section 33 of the Constitution and ensure the Better Local Government Act is preserved in time for the October 22 Municipal Election. 

Ford also announced that his government will immediately appeal Judge Belobaba’s decision to the Ontario Court of Appeal.

“I believe this decision is deeply concerning and wrong and the result is unacceptable to the people of Ontario,” concluded Ford.  “If you want to make new laws in Ontario – or in Canada – you first must seek a mandate from the people.”

This is great leadership by Doug Ford. Unlike other politicians who surrender to the radical left, Ford is fighting back.

Activist judges need to be opposed, and Ford’s leadership sets a strong example for our nation.

Spencer Fernando

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CHRIS

Like a breath of fresh

Ron Voss

One word, “Bravo!”.

Candice

Good for Doug Ford!

Gonzo the Magnificent

Doug Ford for PM!!!!!!! Besides Bernier, there is no one in leadership with enough guts to “turn over the tables in the salon” and start a full fledged bar room brawl! Then again, I like what I see from Kenney and Moe.

Patrick

I really hope that this move by Doug Ford is successful. We can’t let (wanna be politician) judges make politically slanted decisions. What’s the point of having an election if we let left leaning judges make rulings like this. It is morally disgusting.

Reijo

Exactly! We don’t need that kind of crap!

Del

How about the Khadr lawyer now as a judge? We ALL know what his rulings will be. Every terrorist in Canada will want to go to his court.

Clive

Judges are appointed by the ruling party specifically to do what this judge has done. One can rarely achieve justice if the ruling cabal don’t want it. Bruce Montague found this out the hard way when he tried to fight Allan Rock’s original gun confiscation program, Bill C-68. Nothing has changed, particularly when Liberal governments are involved. If Bruce Montague had been able to present his case to the Supreme Court and won, we wouldn’t be having all this anti-firearms legislation now.

Norbert Kausen

GOOD, Premier Ford!!! We stand behind you 100%!!!

Lisa

OMG I love Mr. Ford more every day! He is ACTUALLY doing things about the trash politics I’ve been complaining about for years. One of my biggest issues surrounds welfare (Ontario Works) and tax credit welfare. It’s literally legal theft. They take high amt of tax of anyone who pays and redistributes it thru things like the Canada Child Tax Credit, which a portion of that is provincial, and Wynne upped it. The CCTC is forced redistribution of the fruit of one’s labor to another. Many times someone who just doesn’t want to work, like my sister’s boyfriend who has… Read more »

Bruce

The radical left wing in Ottawa and Toronto city hall continue on their path of destruction. They won’t rest until a free Canada is destroyed and a global dictatorship is entrenched. The radical left wing movement is on the march in the western hemisphere. It controls Ottawa and Mexico City and is attempting to squeeze Washington. I can’t imagine the horrors of a re-elected Liberal government in Canada or a left wing Democrat Government in the US.

David B.

Do you have any links you can give me re: Mexico City? (I was actually thinking of spending more time there to GET AWAY from all this leftist nonsense!)

Ken (Kulak)

Good for Doug Ford!

David B.

The way a real leader acts…unlike the average politician who sells out to the NWO and just keeps their head down to get along and earn their 6 digits.
I loved the reaction on CBC of the (female) officials. “Wow…just wow. Unbelievable. Omg, I can’t believe he did that. He’s throwing the gov’t into chaos. I just can’t believe it. He’s actually using the notwithstanding clause. Unbelievable, omg he’s actually doing that.”
This is what passes for legitimate reactions from the people who are supposed to be leading us.