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Ontario passes law boosting ‘strong mayor’ powers in Toronto, Ottawa
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Ontario passes law boosting ‘strong mayor’ powers in Toronto, Ottawa

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 8, 2022 12:30 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size TORONTO — Ontario has passed legislation that allows Toronto and Ottawa to enact certain bylaws even if a minority of councillors are in favour, capping off a whirlwind of widely criticized housing-related moves. The latest bill allows the province to appoint the regional chairs in Niagara, Peel and York, and boosts so-called strong mayor powers that the government gave to Toronto and Ottawa earlier this year.The first set of powers allowed the leaders to v...