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(Not)withstanding minority rights: re-thinking Canada's notwithstanding clause

Abstract:

On October 22, 2018, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that he would be using the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms notwithstanding clause to override an Ontario Superior Court decision which held that his government’s municipal election legislation was unconstitutional. Ford went so far as to say that he ‘won’t be shy’ about using the clause in the future. Several months later, Quebec Premier Francois Legault used the notwithstanding clause in legislation to ban the wearing of religi...

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SSD
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Law
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Law Faculty
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University College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
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Bonavero Institute of Human Rights
Oxford college:
Mansfield College
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The Rhodes Scholarship
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Salvino, C
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MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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