Jason Kenney Said He Wanted to Override the Constitution to Block 'Gay Rights' in Alberta - 2018-09-14

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F0.png Jason Kenney Said He Wanted to Override the Constitution to Block 'Gay Rights' in Alberta September 14, 2018, PressProgress

ason Kenney once advocated using the notwithstanding clause to make it legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians in Alberta.

With the notwithstanding clause back in the news thanks to Ontario Premier Doug Ford's attempt to override the Constitution to rig Toronto's municipal elections, LGBTQ Albertans might have another reason to be on edge about Jason Kenney's campaign to become Premier of Alberta.

In 1998, Kenney demanded then-Premier Ralph Klein invoke the notwithstanding clause because he didn't want the courts to "enforce gay rights."

"If the court rules to enforce gay rights, and the Alberta government rolls over, they will clearly be implicated in the decision," Kenney told the Alberta Report, a defunct right-wing magazine that regularly denounced "sodomy" and the "gay lifestyle."

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{{cite news | title = Jason Kenney Said He Wanted to Override the Constitution to Block 'Gay Rights' in Alberta | url = https://pressprogress.ca/jason-kenney-said-he-wanted-to-override-the-constitution-to-block-gay-rights-in-alberta/ | work = PressProgress | date = September 14, 2018 | accessdate = November 9, 2022 }}