Top court’s parole ruling a challenge to Harper’s legacy, say legal experts, who question proposed use of notwithstanding clause
The 'knee-jerk' reaction of some Tory leadership candidates to losing in court is not optimal in looking toward using notwithstanding clause, says Robert Leckey, dean of the law faculty at McGill University.
Justice Minister David Lametti pictured during a press conference in Gatineau, Que., on June 3, 2022. In the House of Commons, the minister said the Supreme Court's decision was 'a clear and unanimous decision' that stated that the 'lack of parole was cruel and unusual, and we will respect that.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade