Why does the ‘notwithstanding’ clause even exist? | The Toronto Star

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2018-09-12T16:27:47-04:00
"[B]ack in 1981 and 1982 ... Svend Robinson thought Section 33 of the brand new Charter of Rights and Freedoms gave governments an escape hatch that was much too large. ... [he was] the only MP to reject it specifically because of the notwithstanding clause."
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