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Kevin O'Leary Appears 'Confused' About Notwithstanding Clause, Expert Says
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  • Sean Rehaag, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
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Conservative leadership hopeful Kevin O’Leary does not appear to understand how the notwithstanding clause in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms works, a constitutional expert says. Emmett Macfarlane, a professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, sounded the alarm over O’Leary’s musings about using the controversial legislative tool to help curb a growing problem with asylum seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border. O’Leary released a video Monday morning criticizing the Liberal government’s approach to refugee claimants who, he said, are exploiting a “loophole” in the Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the United States.
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Sean Rehaag. "Kevin O'Leary Appears 'Confused' About Notwithstanding Clause, Expert Says" Huff Post (2017)
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