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What Will It Be like In Toronto When the Celebrations Stop?


Mayor Ford is hog-tied and powerless. Torontonians who is next ?

Mayor Ford is hog-tied and powerless. Torontonians who is next ?

I asked the question in my last post, “How Can We Legally Get Rid Of A Corrupt Majority Government?”  Since I published that story 7 days ago, Toronto’s city council and the press have answered the question by saying with their actions, “Do not wait for corruption to occur, do not be concerned with the legality, morality of what you intend to do and for God sake do not worry about the precedent that your actions are setting”. The civic election process has been rendered moot in Toronto as far as I am concerned with the illegal forced reduction of Mayor Ford’s decision-making powers and the rerouting of is budget and his ability to do the job he was elected to do by the people of Toronto; figuratively speaking,  “hog tying the mayor”.  This is no solution and solves nothing in terms of getting Toronto city hall back to running with a modicum of normalcy. What it does do however is show the world that the democratic process has been pushed aside in Canada once again to get a quick short-term answer to an embarrassing situation.  There is no longer any need to run for mayor in Toronto because as of yesterday this mayor and every Toronto  mayor in the future has been reduced to a puppet, a figure-head, whose serves at the mercy of the press and city council and not at the will of the people who vote him/her into office.  I think that by reducing the power of Mayor Ford and refusing to call another election immediately to let the people of Toronto decide who they want to run their city, the city council has illegally changed the rules governing civic law in this city and rendered the civic code moot, making the whole election process a sham, proving that this whole Mayor Ford thing was not about corruption, or a violation of some long ago forgotten code governing his job, but about a city council removing a leader they did not like personally anymore and decided that they knew what the voters wanted better than the voters knew themselves and so figured they had the right to break the law, because the ends justified the means.

When the parties and celebrations stop and the cheering stops and the pats on the backs for a job well done have ended, what should be in the heads of any future politicians with aspirations of becoming Toronto’s next mayor?  I think they should be considering:

  • How they are going to function with the new powers given to the council to remove them without following the guidelines and mechanisms in place?
  • What it is now that constitutes a legal, fair process for their removal?
  • What is in their past as far back as they can remember and in the past of their families?  (Were they ever drunk and disorderly, did they ever do an illegal drug, did they ever make use of a prostitute, are all of their friends on the right side of the law)
  • What does the press think of them and what can they do to keep the press happy with them, so they do not have to keep their shades drawn, sneak into restaurants and become yet another victim of the freedom of the press gone wild?
  • How long before the candidates that lost decide to take the power given to them by the people of Toronto for themselves; city council now figures that they have gotten away  with it once and can do so again?

When the parties and celebrations stop and the cheering stops and the pats on the backs for a job well done have ended, what should be in the heads of the citizens of Toronto? I think that they should be considering:

  • What is the point of voting for a mayor if the city council can remove, or render powerless their choice, because they collectively do not like him personally?
  • If once they have removed, or render their choice for mayor powerless they refuse to call an immediate election so that the people can either reaffirm their desire to keep their choice or choose another; what is the point of voting for a mayor at all?
  • Why are they now paying the salary of a mayor who has been hog tied by city council and unable to do his job?
  • Why is city council not calling for an election immediately to lend some credibility to the idea that this was not a personal attack on the mayor, a power grab by the other city councillors and indeed was done for the good of Toronto and the people of Toronto?
  • Is this is how Toronto is to be run from now on with the press deciding who is to be mayor and for how long, after the election has been decided by the people?

When the parties and celebrations stop and the cheering stops and the pats on the backs for a job well done have ended, what should be in the heads of all Canadians? I think that we should all asking ourselves:

  •  Does due process of law even exists in Canada anymore?
  • What has happened to the rule of law and does the law even matter anymore in this country?
  •  If as a nation we rewrite laws to appease and assuage the angry mob, or the greedy loser politician, then is it plausible that, The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the very Constitution of Canada are not worth the paper they are written on?
  •   If we  no longer have the right to choose who we want to represent our needs in government, does that mean we are no longer living in a democracy and that the idea of elections is a sham, a mockery and a farce to make the world think that we abide by democratic principles?
  • Is the reality for most Canadians going to be, that the most fundamental part of a democratically run state has been pushed aside and ignored and that we the people’s right to vote has been marginalised and rendered moot, and the will of the people of Canada means little or nothing?
  • What is up Canada?
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