Statement from TDSB Chair Alexander Brown Re: Supreme Court Ruling
While we are disappointed with today’s Supreme Court ruling on Bill 5, the fact that it was a very close decision supports our Board’s position that the Province’s actions were undemocratic.
Our board took great effort to consult with our communities before finalizing ward boundaries, only to have the Province change them without any opportunity for public notification and consultation. As we said at the time, this is not reflective of reasonable public expectations for consultation, transparency, accountability and the proper administration of government.
We appreciate that the Supreme Court of Canada considered the TDSB’s position in support of the City of Toronto’s case and the people who live here.