Thursday, March 18, 2010

Toronto Its Own Province?

An Ontario MPP, Bill Murdoch, suggested this week that Toronto should become its own province. Interesting thought. Don Martin did a good piece on his views. From the outset it sounds like a great idea to me. I've always thought that our federation would be a little more balanced if Ontario was split in two. I've also supported decentralization measures and this would give Toronto greater autonomy. I wonder if it would quell the almost universal Canadian disdain for Toronto as expressed so eloquently in some YouTube videos.

I hope that Mr. Murdoch introduces a private members' bill on the topic so that at least some good dialogue will come out of the issue. I'm very excited at the possibility; anything that brings political issues to the forefront of the evening news is a plus in my books!

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