Fraser Institute Fellow: The Notwithstanding Clause Can Help Wealthy Elites 'Reassert Their Power' - 2018-09-17

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F0.png Fraser Institute Fellow: The Notwithstanding Clause Can Help Wealthy Elites 'Reassert Their Power' September 17, 2018, PressProgress

Should Ontarians be concerned about Premier Doug Ford recently invoking the Notwithstanding Clause to toss out court decisions ruling his laws are unconstitutional?

According to Fraser Institute fellow Philip Cross, not only is Ford's abuse of power a "welcome" breath of fresh air, using the Notwithstanding Clause to ram through unconstitutional laws is also a good way for Canada's wealthy elites to reassert their power over the people.

The Notwithstanding Clause is a mechanism that allows provincial legislatures to override portions of the Constitution, although the original proponents of the clause thought it should only be used during emergencies or under extreme circumstances.

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