In a decision released on Monday, March 6, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled Bill 307 unconstitutional.
In the lead-up to the 2022 provincial election, Ford’s Conservatives used the notwithstanding clause to ram through the anti-democratic Bill 307, in an attempt to silence his critics.
The Court of Appeal’s decision ruled that the campaign spending restrictions, that targeted unions and other non-party groups, infringed on the Charter right to meaningful participation in the electoral process.
The case was brought forward by the Working Families Coalition, Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation.
Read the decision here.