UNNECESSARY, UNWISE, UNDEMOCRATIC about sums up popular opposition to Doug Ford’s Bill 23, a plan to remove 7,400 acres of farmland and natural areas from protected Greenbelt lands in the Golden Horseshoe region of southern Ontario.* Popular opposition is nothing new for Ford these days. What is new is the makeup of up this opposition.


THEY'RE ON A ROLL. The tenants at 5781 Côte St. Luc Road in Montreal began by winning their 2019 fight to save their buildings from demolition; then they led the charge to defeat the mayor who approved the demolitions; now they have the new mayor’s promise to protect tenants rights with a revised town bylaw.