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CUPE National President Mark Hancock calls on Trudeau to protect Canadians’ Charter rights

CUPE National President Mark Hancock has written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling on him to take a stronger stand in the defence of Canadians’ Charter rights. Canada experienced a near-miss this week when Ontario Premier Doug Ford threatened to use Section 33 of the Constitution, the notwithstanding clause, to forge ahead with an attack on the voting rights of Torontonians.

While municipal and provincial leaders across the political spectrum took a stand against Ford’s abuse of the Charter, the federal government was noticeably missing from the scene.

“Canada’s commitment to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights obliges your government to use its authority to prevent attempts like Premier Ford’s to deny citizens their rights to free democratic expression,” wrote Hancock.

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