WOW!!! What a week!
Doug Ford blinked before the entire province this week by capitulating to CUPE and revoking Bill 28. Meaning the imposed contract on CUPE workers is nullified as well as the use of the Notwithstanding Clause to trample worker’s rights. All of this happened as a result of the mobilization and solidarity of the labour movement in Ontario. The likes of which haven’t really been seen in a few generations.
While that might sound like a reason to celebrate (it is), Doug Ford and his team haven’t wasted any time to back track on previous promises that they’ve made to voters. Namely to keep the Greenbelt intact. The Ford government has made announcements that they are intending to reallocate 7,400 acres of land to development. This is direct violation of the promise he made to voters when he was first elected in 2018.
Will the people be able to stop this broken promise the way CUPE did?
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