Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Mrs. Mitchell—The Constitution—Request for Deletion of Section 33 of Charter”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (25 November 1981)


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Date: 1981-11-25
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1981 at 13243.
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PETITION

MRS. MITCHELL-THE CONSTITUTION-REQUEST FOR DELETION OF SECTION 33 OF CHARTER

[Page 13243]

[English]

Mrs. Margaret Mitchell (Vancouver East): Madam Speaker, it is my duty to present a petition to the House sponsored by the Ad Hoc Committee of Canadian Women on the Constitution. This petition asks for the removal of the override section, Section 33, from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is the hope of Canadian women that members of Parliament will delete the shockingly regressive Section 33 in order to guarantee that basic rights and freedoms-and 25 of them are listed-cannot be violated by the provinces or the federal government.

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