#3 What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Notwithstanding?
Wag the Doug
#3 What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Notwithstanding?
Doug Ford won't let some silly Charter get in his way! Just two and a half months in, he's poised to use a rare and extreme measure to win a petty legal battle.
September 11, 2018

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Correction (September 12, 1:10 a.m. EDT): This episode originally contained a suggestion that the Ontario government could potentially invoke the Notwithstanding Clause to sidestep a recent judicial ruling concerning rebates for Tesla owners. In that case, however, the court did not find that a piece of legislation had run afoul of the Charter, and the Notwithstanding Clause could therefore not apply.

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