The clause is on the verge of making the Charter as meaningless as Diefenbaker's "Canadian Bill of Rights". If a province or if Quebec can disregard the Charter anytime it wishes, does the Charter still have any real power at all? Is it of any use at all in protecting people from majoritarian tyranny?
Quebec, Ontario and Alberta now have the potential to turn into electoral police states, with everyone's rights at the perpetual mercy of whichever party happens to be in power-a state of affairs which follows the despicable British tradition of making all rights provisional and revocable at a moment's notice.
Is there any possible way, without removing the Clause, of ending that particular threat?
Is there at least a way to modify the Clause in such a way that it can't be used in cases of blatant provincial injustice, such as Ford's vindictive reduction of the size of the Toronto City Council and his new proposals to make it all-but-impossible for individuals to sue the provincial government, the "religious symbols" bill in Quebec, and the repressive measures Kenney will impose if he actually wins in Alberta?