Report: Including magical clause in Charter that makes all our rights disappear may have been mistake - The Beaverton

Report: Including magical clause in Charter that makes all our rights disappear may have been mistake

TORONTO – In light of and ’s rampant use of the to pass legislation that violates the some political analysts say including the ‘oops all your rights are gone’ provision may have been a mistake.

“Pierre and the Premiers of the day enshrined a magnificent Charter that guarantees fundamental rights like religion, speech and collective action,” said Marc Leonard. “And then they added a little bonus section that makes those rights go ‘poof’ when you say the magic words.”

“Should we at least have required something more than a simple majority to pass a law that explicitly violates rights we thought were so important that we amended our to protect them? Maybe. But you know hindsight is 20-20.”

Many constitutional scholars at the time said ‘the button that when politicians push it means they can do whatever they want’ was a mere paper tiger that was unlikely to be used due to constitutional conventions, political norms, and other things that were relevant in the 20th century and now seem as old-fashioned as malt shops, Pogs, and owning your own home.

“We just never anticipated that the majority of people might approve of a government violating the rights of a minority. When has that ever happened in history?” asked Leonard.

“But it’s not like the Framers didn’t anticipate some problems. They included a provision saying violation can only be in place for 5 years unless it is renewed. So good news education support staff! You can only be illegally forced to work for sub-market wages for 5 years. Again unless it’s renewed.”

In related news a local man has demanded you explain how Ford’s actions are different than Trudeau’s federal or use of the , but got real mad when you did so.