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Ontario NDP leadership hopeful calls Toronto mayor’s request for new powers ‘lazy’ – Toronto
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Ontario NDP leadership hopeful calls Toronto mayor’s request for new powers ‘lazy’ – Toronto

A prominent Ontario NDP MPP, currently standing unopposed to be the party’s new leader, has called Toronto mayor John Tory “lazy” for requesting enhanced powers from Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Speaking to Global News’ Colin D’Mello in an interview hosted by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, Marit Stiles said she would take strong mayor powers away from Toronto and Ottawa’s mayors if she ever becomes premier.Stiles is currently the only candidate who has declared to run for Ontario NDP leader, with the deadline set to close on Dec. 5. Other colleagues have expressed interest in a potential bid, but no one other than Stiles has announced an official bid.“It is not what we voted for in this city, it is not what people across this province voted for,” Stiles said of t...