Defending Toronto: Should cities have more autonomy? What about the province's takeover of the city's subway?

25 Feb 2019 - 7:30pm

Madison Pub, 14 Madison Ave.

This evening is hosted by Why Should I Care? Former Mayor John Sewell and former CBC journalist Doug Earl will be coming to discuss the role of big cities and why they feel cities deserve more autonomy from the province. We hope you can join us this month!

Should large cities get to govern themselves apart from the rest of the province?. Whether it is permission to set road tolls or how many city councillors the city needs, Toronto has had successive governments interfere with its administration.  Should the province really get a say in how assets forced upon a city are managed? Is it time that Canada’s big cities grew up?

John Sewell, former mayor of Toronto, and Doug Earl, former CBC journalist and committee member of Charter City Toronto, joins us February 25th to discuss why they oppose the provincial takeover of Toronto’s transit system and how Toronto should strive for better self-governance.

Doors Open 7:00pm and the discussion will start promptly at 7:30pm.

Please RSVP to let the WSIC team know you can attend the evening!