MP Chatel voted away power to fight notwithstanding clause

Pontiac MP Sophie Chatal has been a vocal opponent of the pre-emptive use of the notwithstanding clause, yet supported Bill C-13, which makes references to Quebec’s Charter of the French Language. Though Chatal suggests that the new federal law will protect English services in Quebec, the Quebec Community Groups Network has argued that C-13 allows the Quebec government to “restrict rights guaranteed by the Canadian constitution.”

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