On Monday Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba struck down Ontario premier Doug Ford's emotion-laden attempt to halve Toronto city council, deeming Bill 5 unconstitutional.
Ford: "I was elected. The judge was appointed. He was appointed by one person, (former Liberal premier) Dalton McGuinty." Never mind the fact that Superior Court justices are federal appointments.
Mr Ford plans to invoke the "notwithstanding clause" of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in order to override the court ruling. Not wanting to risk being labelled a "one-hit wonder", he's already threatening to use the claws for future similar inconveniences.
Ontario has a little despot. One who's an adherent of a culture of convenient illiteracy.