Prime Minister says the notwithstanding clause is 'not a great thing' to have in the charter

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he shares his late father's view that the notwithstanding clause is "not a great thing" to have in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He says the clause, agreed to by former prime minister Pierre Trudeau as the price for getting provincial agreement on the charter, amounts to a loophole that allows a majority to override the fundamental rights of minorities.

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