The appeal against the Saskatchewan Government’s use of the Notwithstanding Clause will be in a Court of King’s Bench Courtroom in early 2024.
The government maintains it will use every tool at its disposal to defend its law which mandates that children under 16 cannot change their legal name or pronouns without parental consent.
Eagle Canada which is one of two groups representing UR Pride before the Court of King’s Bench is planning its challenge on the grounds that the use of the Notwithstanding Clause violates Section 12 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, according to its amended application.
That section states “Everyone has the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment or punishment” and its purpose according to the Justice Canada website is “to prevent the state from inflicting physical or mental pain and suffering through degrading and dehumanizing treatment or punishment.”
The in-person court date is listed for January 10th.