Supreme Court Makes It Crystal Clear:
Constitutional Change is the Only Way to Empower Cities
CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE FOR CITIES IS NOT DIFFICULT
A single-province constitutional amendment to allow for protected City Charters takes only a vote by a provincial legislature, the House of Commons and the Senate.
Justin Trudeau has said if a province asks for such an amendment, the federal government would be obliged to grant it, subject to only a few caveats.
A single provincial party in power could make it happen. Write to your MPP and urge them to adopt this policy in their party's platform for the 2022 provincial election!
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Toronto Star • May 10 2021
Rhodes Scholar, activist and Jane Jacobs prize winner Kofi Hope says the current constitutional arrangements between cities and provinces are "a bit ridiculous"and says "If we care about our future prosperity and health, we must modernize how we run our cities. A charter city seems like a promising way to do it."