For Monday, January 30, 2006
- notwithstanding clause,
- Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which allows Parliament and the provincial legislatures to override Charter clauses covering fundamental freedoms and legal and equality rights.
Example from The Globe
The word notwithstanding clause has appeared in 141 Globe articles over the past year, most recently in “The cultural finger writes and, having writ, moves on” on January 30, 2006.
Monday, Jan 30, 2006
So it will be with gay marriage. Mr. Harper promises another free vote on the issue and, given the composition of this Parliament, this vote too will ratify the change. Gay marriage will prevail, there will be no use of the "notwithstanding clause," Mr. Harper says, and this front on the culture wars will close as well.