Toronto City Council will discuss a motion this week from councillors Chin Lee and Mike Del Grande to ask the Ontario legislature to approve a private members bill about voter recall and to expand it to include recalling municipal politicians, not just provincial ones.
This private members bill was introduced last November by maverick Conservative MPP Randy Hillier. It says that if 25 percent of voters in a riding sign a recall petition, it would trigger a byelection and the recalled candidate would be eligible to run again. The person or group who launched the recall drive would be on the hook for three-quarters of the cost of the byelection.
Hillier has already shown a willingness to amend the private members bill to include municipal politicians.
That has caught Toronto councillor Mike Del Grande's eye. He tells the Toronto Sun he has a disdain for all levels of government and that people tend to vote for "beauty contests as opposed to policy issues."