Tensions between the Progressive Conservatives and the Opposition NDP reached a boiling point Tuesday.
A shouting match broke out between Premier Doug Ford and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath over allegations that one of her caucus members had made inappropriate comments towards a Tory legislator, prompting Government House Leader Todd Smith to speak out.
The Tories allege NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson mocked the accent of Tory legislator Kaleed Rasheed.
The Speaker says he did not hear the alleged comments but the Tories have vowed not to answer any questions from the Opposition until Bisson apologizes.
The New Democrats say the move is simply an attempt to change the conversation from the controversial proposed legislation, which the City of Toronto has formally denounced. It would see the number of councillors in Toronto cut in half.
The bill was introduced Monday just hours before city council voted to voice its opposition and request that the issue be put to a referendum.
(Story from Canadian Press)