Ontario passes bill to give mayors more powers

Canada Global Tv (Web News) Ontario has approved a bill to give more powers to the mayor. Toronto and Ottawa will then be able to pass certain bylaws if only a minority of councilors are in favor of them.
This will not give voice to housing critics.

The latest bill would appoint regional chairs in Niagara, Peel and York provinces and strengthen so-called strong mayoral powers the government gave Toronto and Ottawa earlier this year.
Home, preparing and presenting city budgets, hiring and firing department heads, etc. In addition, these new powers will also give them the freedom to propose and pass housing bylaws with the support of one-third of the councillors.

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