Rights are rights, un­less they’re not

Montreal Gazette - - OPINION -

Re: “What re­ally lies be­neath the veil of Bill 62” (Opin­ion, Nov. 9)

The writ­ers — a univer­sity pro­fes­sor and a doc­toral can­di­date — should take note that the “not­with­stand­ing clause” per­mits elected leg­is­la­tures to de­clare that a par­tic­u­lar ac­tion or law op­er­ates “not­with­stand­ing” or “in spite of” a right or free­dom found in the Char­ter, thus mak­ing our Cana­dian Char­ter of Rights and Free­doms null and void.

Norman Bir­man, Dol­lard-des-Ormeaux

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