Victory for local democracy as Court strikes down Bill 5

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Following today’s decision by Justice Belobaba, to strike down key portions of Bill 5, CUPE Ontario’s President Fred Hahn praised the thousands of Ontarians who took part in the campaign to protect local democracy.

Bill 5 attempted to cut the size of Toronto city council by close to half, months after candidates had already been registered, raised money and asked volunteers to work hard on their behalf. The bill was rammed through the legislature in the dead of summer, leaving many in other communities wondering if they’ll be next.

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