Green Party Condemns Saskatchewan’s Threat to Use of Notwithstanding Claus

OTTAWA - Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe’s threat to invoke the notwithstanding clause to infringe upon on transgender people’s rights in the province is appalling and will set yet another horrifying precedent for rights throughout the country, the Green Party of Canada said today.

"The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is fragile as are all of our institutions. Rights that no Canadians should ever take for granted - including the right to life, the right to protest, the right to freedom from arbitrary arrests - can come under attack any day from populist politicians using the notwithstanding clause, » said Jonathan Pedneault, Green Deputy Leader. « It’s high time the federal government ramped up its protection of the Charter and found ways to clearly signal to provincial politicians that the Charter isn’t something to be toyed with by invoking the notwithstanding clause in such abusive ways."


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