Apologies for the concentration of stories on a series of topics, but I found myself focused on this issue above all other this week.
In an episode of TVO's the Agenda this week Steve Paikin assembled a panel to examine the reduction of Toronto's City Council by the Ford government.
John Michael McGrath writes that many things could be done to help fix Toronto's municipal government, but Bill 5/31 is not it.
Andrew Coyne has been strongly critical of Ford's move to cut Toronto's council. However, he points out Ford is not solely responsible.
Strong Towns is putting out a series of articles looking at why Austin, Texas' attempt to redesign their code failed.
If you think Ford's fight with Toronto was not your concern, it appears that the provincial government will be looking at other municipalities later.
In Vice, they give their own take on Ford's governing style.
Martin Regg Cohn looks at the treatment of our democracy during this 'debate'.