Ruling expected this morning on challenge of province's Better Local Government Act

A judge is expected to hand down his ruling in the city of Toronto's battle with the Ford government over its decision to slash the size of city council almost in half.

A city of Toronto spokeswoman says they have been told the judge will send his decision to legal counsel at 8 am.

If the city wins its argument that cutting council in the middle of an election is discriminatory and arbitrary, it would also reinstate the election of regional chair here in Niagara.

The province's Better Local Government Act also cancelled regional chair elections in Niagara, Peel, York and the Muskokas.