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Ward Election: Court Ruling

ward election: That appeal will be heard starting June 10, according to Toronto Star. Even though Toronto went ahead with a 25-ward election in October, the court battle over the number of wards isn't over. The province filed fresh evidence last week in an appeal of a judge's decision that Premier Doug Ford's council-cutting legislation, Bill 5, was unconstitutional. Rick Madonik / Toronto Star Though Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba ruled Sept. 10 that the legislation tabled by the rookie premier and former city councillor without any prior notice should be stuck down, the province was successful in convincing a higher court to stay that decision essentially putting the court ruling on hold until the appeal could be heard. What's next in the court fight is the June hearing at the Court of Appeal. That set the stage for the Oct. 22 election to go ahead with a smaller, 25-ward race instead of the planned 47 wards approved by council years earlier. ( As reported in the news.