Chretien, Romanow, McMurtry condemn Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause

Chretien, Romanow, McMurtry condemn Ford's use of notwithstanding clause

TORONTO — Three prominent former politicians who negotiated the inclusion of the notwithstanding clause in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are condemning the Ontario government’s use of the rare provision to push through legislation that was deemed unconstitutional by the courts. Former prime minister Jean Chretien, former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow and former Ontario attorney general Roy McMurtry have issued a statement saying the clause wasn’t meant to be used to circumvent proper process. The three men say they are calling on Ontario’s Progressive Conservative legislators to stand upRead More