Author Topic: Ontario Government of Doug Ford  (Read 10104 times)

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Offline The Cynic

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #315 on: October 09, 2021, 05:24:40 pm »
I never said they were against the Charter, I said they were against our Charter rights.  The opt-out clause isn't a "right" under the charter, its a loophole.  As you say we have no guaranteed rights at all.  Its the only way Trudeau Sr. could have made the provinces sign off on it.  Quebec has gone around recently banning religious expression and free-speech/language rights for cultural reasons because it can.  "Here's all your rights, but if your province wants to it can override every single one of them".

Not all of them. The opt out clause can only be used with certain clauses.

And as Trump has demonstrated all you need do to render the entire constitution ineffective is to appoint loyal ideologues to the SC.