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Constitutional Roundtable on City of Toronto et al v Ontario

November 16, 2021

Geetha Philipupillai participated in an Asper Centre Constitutional Roundtable on the Supreme Court’s decision in City of Toronto v. Ontario.

That case challenged the Ford government’s interference in the municipal election in 2018 when, in the middle of the election, it announced it was reducing the number of City wards and councillors from 47 to 25 and effectively double the ward populations. Although the Ontario Superior Court overturned Bill 5, which authorized the provincial government’s actions, the Court of Appeal and a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada ultimately held that Bill 5 was constitutional.

Geetha discusses the implications of the case here:



Geetha Philipupillai

Practice Areas

Appeals & Judicial Review, Constitutional Law, Public Interest Litigation