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“Invoking the Notwithstanding Clause to Overturn a Court Decision Is an Extreme and Unjustified Move”: CUPE Ontario

June 9, 2021 GMT

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 9, 2021--

Yesterday, the Ontario Superior Court judge ruled that the Ford Conservative’s expansion of the Election Finances Act to limit political advertising by unions, advocacy organizations, and concerned citizens was unconstitutional.

Today, the Ford Conservatives announced they would invoke the notwithstanding clause to overturn the decision.

WHO:

Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario.

WHAT:

Response to the decision to invoke the notwithstanding clause.

WHERE:

Available via telephone, Zoom, or Skype. Contact Daniel Tseghay at 647-220-9739 to be connected.

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CONTACT: Daniel Tseghay

Communications Representative, CUPE

dtseghay@cupe.ca| 647-220-9739

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT STATE/LOCAL

SOURCE: Canadian Union of Public Employees

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PUB: 06/09/2021 04:45 PM/DISC: 06/09/2021 04:47 PM

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