Call Builds to Use Notwithstanding Clause

March 04, 2015

The Catholic Register, March 1, 2015 – A number of voices have called on the federal government to trump the Supreme Court’s assisted-suicide decision with the notwithstanding clause — the controversial section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which allows Parliament to pass laws contravening some rights and liberties for up to five years before legislators have to re-vote on the matter or craft new legislation. To read more visit