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Province of Toronto

A Province of Toronto is the goal of many urban politicians and citizens' groups in Toronto, who run candidates for office to promote the idea of separating Toronto's 2.4 million residents politically from Ontario and the suburban 'Greater Toronto Area', which they see as politically and economically exploiting the city. For detail see Toronto and Toronto/Culture and Politics.

Prominent advocates of a Province of Toronto are current Mayor Mel Lastman, second-runner Tooker Gomberg[?], urban activist Jane Jacobs, entrepreneur Edward Mirvish[?], councillors David Miller[?] and Michael Walker[?], former councillor and current MPP for Beaches East-York Michael Prue[?], and former mayor John Sewell[?]. Prominent opponents are Ontario Premier Ernie Eves, former Premier Mike Harris[?] and current MPP for Etobicoke Chris Stockwell[?] and councillor Chris Korwin-Kocysnski[?].

There is considerable debate on the level of government that is appropriate to approve, or veto, the formation of a new province out of the territory of existing Ontario.

See also: Jane Jacobs, Toronto, Toronto/Culture and Politics



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