Former premiers back Doug Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause | Power & Politics – Politics Video



Former premiers Christy Clark, Brad Wall and Jean Charest all agree with Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause. To read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.4823066

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  1. Doug was put there by us, THE PEOPLE…lol. And we aren't going away so you should probably get on the right side of things now. The Liberal government are done in Ontario & they are going to be done in Canada too!

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  2. I can see all the radical environmentalists and progressive activists of all stripes especially in the law societies and judiciary, shivering in their boots. Thank God that Lougheed had the vision to see what could happen to our country when activist judges are unchecked.

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  3. By the way, all 3 former premiers clearly supported and justified Ford's decision in terms of constitutionality and his RIGHT to invoke it. They clearly stated that it's up to him, elected person, to make this political call. Not up to appointed Balababab elected by Nobody.

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  4. Premiers be like “We are the boss! B-O-S-S!” Go Ford!

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  5. Even a former right-wing dictator like Brian Mulroney doesn't like the Notwithstanding Clause.

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  6. Hogwrath is a disgusting sow. NDP and the Liberals think the working class are it's bottomless piggy bank.

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  7. Half a dozen of unelected and unaccountable elites making ultimate decisions for the whole country = Aristocracy anyone??
    Judiciary outcomes should be ADVISORY only, they should NOT be allowed to override or dictate decisions made by the democratically elected representatives of the people.

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  8. I don't know why Charest is even here. Quebec hasn't signed on for the constitution, let alone the not withstanding clause.

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  9. i emailed doug today and said i backed him. i think maxime bernier is on track to. we'll see.
    good luck canada. gare

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  10. -22 Toronto city councillors, their budgets, offices and staff, per year until changed. This should save the GTA / Ontario multi-millions.
    It's a start.
    10 new Ontario hospitals a month in interest being paid on Ontarios debt.

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  11. Wow listening to these 3 calm and thoughtful former premiers was a pleasant change from the ever increasing loud and shrill scoldings of Andrea Horwath.

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  12. Bravo, finally people who understand the actual issues. And I love how Jean Charest let the worse kept secret out of the bag about how dysfunctional Toronto city hall really is. "everyone know how difficult it is to manage" was his exact words, now contrast that with John Tory's belief that Toronto politics is a well oiled machine. And some very good points from Christy Clark who, if I dare say looks more relaxed and happier in the private sector.

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  13. This has opened a Pandora's box of unforeseen consequences. It will be very interesting to see this play out over the coming years. Section 33 has never been used in Ontario, and not in Canada for 30 years. There will be constitutional challenges, a seemingly endless stream of lawsuits and the fallout from intervening in a democratic election. 2.3M people voted PC, but over 6M reside in Toronto, and over 14M in Ontario. For better or worse, Ford is going to be wearing this for a very long time.

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  14. I commend all of our Premiers for supporting Prem Ford.

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  15. Doug Ford has shown that any moron can be elected Premier by promising cheap beer to the other morons in this province.

    A judge, on the other hand, has to earn their appointment with years of education and working as a lawyer and lower court judge. They know the law better than Doug, so I'll trust their judgement.

    There is no reason why this had to be done in the middle of an election.

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  16. Don't we have police making decisions about firearms??? Hows that under the charter of so called rights?

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  17. I wonder if Horwarth would ever use this clause? Damn right she would! Doug Ford is completely within his provincial rights as Premier to use this clause as it is part and parcel of our national constitution.Thank god for the forward thinking Peter Lougheed, because without this clause we would be at the mercy of a single appointed judge upstaging democracy!

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  18. So Doug Ford is going to BILL C-51 the whole of council.

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  19. Finally, the CBC opens up the discussion. John Tory is the one that made the strategic error.

    Trudeau will now be voted out. Trudeau has put himself on the wrong side of history… how fitting.

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  20. 5:52 the face of being defeated. Power to the People! Go Doug Go!

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  21. Hey CBC; why have we not seen one interview that agreed that Toronto city council is dysfunctional ? The Toronto councils have been dysfunctional for decades ! Look what we don’t have now that Toronto has completely built up …. insufficient subways…. insufficient expressways ….. waterfront is gone !

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  22. Well as for Trudeau, we will definitely reflect on his actions over the years. There are hundreds of town councils and city councils across this country that are bloated.

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  23. Ugh Christy Clark.. what a loser. Why she still talking about anything??

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  24. Christy Clark and Charest?? agree with Ford? ..means nothing…especially from Clark who proved she wanted no rule of law if she really wanted something that the people did not.

    Ford is trying to push against what the people want.

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  25. CBC so really out of the dozens if retired and current Premiers you could only find 3 to agree with Ford. Thatbrests the case he is out of line.

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  26. Ford is faced with the standard leftist tactics of obstruction and blocking of legitimately elected conservative governments. They lost the election, but cant accept it. They are going to use leftist judges, leftist medias, lies, slander, illegal paid protester vetos, and propaganda to make governing impossible, and foul democracy. Sound familiar? Ford is saying LOUD AND CLEAR that he will have none of that in Ontario. That judge invented his own section of the Charter in order to deny Ford's actions. The partisanship nature of that judges decision is so obvious, and if that is going to be happening one after the other, then Ford will be activating section 33 just as fast.

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  27. The judge is a buddy of John Tory and an extreme left activist. Who’s in charge a non elected judge of the superior court? Or the duly elected government. This wasn’t even the Supreme Court of Canada as Horwath is trying to spin….why are judges making decisions on the governments policies and it should never have been brought to a court. The judge should have withdrawn because he had no jurisdiction in the matter and has brought the administration of justice into disrepute.

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  28. The judge had no jurisdiction and has brought the administration of justice into disrepute. The judge is an extreme left activist and buddy of John Tory…who’s in charge of this democracy….a single judge….not of the Supreme Court I might add…or the duly elected government of the people.

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  29. While Doug had the legal right to use the notwithstanding clause as was pointed out, the judge made his decision regarding the timing of the legislation.

    That's the key concern here.

    And this is something Doug and others can't seem to answer adequately.

    If this issue was so important, why wasn't it brought up during the campaign? Ford never mentioned it. And why try to ram it through now, in the middle of a municipal election?

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  30. Ford is the premiere ,not Horwath or Tory. He was elected by the ppl …. a very high number of voters if ppl are forgetting. The man wants to reduce size of counsil. It would be nice to get things done and to finally see improvements in this congested city!!! His rationale makes sense to me…..Tory is pretending to stick up for Toronto to get votes…..All of this is blown out of proportion. This was done at the beginning of the election not the middle. I think all of this is crazy. I see the otherside abusing the charter not Ford. This does not appear to be a human rights violation. Media wants to turn it into that.

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  31. I don't think people should panic yet , section 33 is there for a reason, now if the Premier of Ontario begins to utilize the clause with every legislation. It would ultimately should be a cause of concerned, however as the Premier reflected the section has to be renewed every 5 year's, if the electorate does not agree they are free to choose in the next election if the section should be renewed

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  32. the propaganda machine is at it again why don't they admitted.

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  33. GO FORD GO you ran on saving tax payers money and you are keeping that promise

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  34. I am with Doug on this one.

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  35. Love from Toronto Doug!! Stay the course!

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  36. Awesome panel tonight, my kinda panel (logical and severely normal people).

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  37. Hes a carpenter, using all the tools in his toolbox….stop having a hissy fit media.

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  38. Fantastic panel, very informative and objective. Hopefully all of those people that think the sky is falling will take note of the information presented here.

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  39. WE The People are with FORD!!!

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  40. I'm happy that we have such law.

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  41. Good job CBC, you managed to put together a segment that wasn’t trash for once 😂

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  42. Only a tyrant would want to delegitimize an independent judiciary. See Russia, Turkey. This is Ford's 'so called judge' moment.

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  43. Ontario has reflected, Justin and voted out Wynne and next year will reflect on voting you out.

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  44. Honestly a very interesting discussion, good anchor as well.

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