MALCOLM: It was the judge, not Doug Ford, who was in the wrong

It felt like the sky was falling last week in Toronto. You couldn’t turn on the radio, look at a newspaper (aside from the Sun) or watch the evening news without seeing a total meltdown over Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s suggested use of Section 33 in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, also known as the Notwithstanding Clause.

The hyperbole was spectacular. A casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that Ford had suspended the Constitution, declared martial law and named himself dictator for life.

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