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Slim’s Criminal Law News July 25 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Ontario judge strikes down mandatory minimum sentence for first-time impaired driving in case of Indigenous woman

OTTAWA — An Ontario judge has raised colonialism, racism and the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women as reasons for declaring part of Canada’s impaired driving laws are unconstitutional, arguing it’s unjust to give a criminal record to a 22-year-old Indigenous woman caught with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Dec 18 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

This is what you need to know about Canada’s new drunk driving laws

Convicted impaired drivers now face stricter penalties, and police officers now have enhanced powers to determine whether drivers are impaired by alcohol or other drugs.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 7 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Many police forces not ready to use blood samples for drug-impaired driving charges, officials say

OTTAWA — Canadian police are not yet ready to use a key blood-testing provision of the Liberals’ new drug-impaired driving law, government officials said Friday.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 21 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Court’s response to common impaired driving defence

The driver of a vehicle involved in a major accident near Hamilton has not succeeded in using the “bolus” drinking defence to have her impaired driving conviction overturned.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Apr 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Police training lags as marijuana legalization looms

The number of police officers trained to recognize and respond to signs of drug impairment on Canada’s roads hasn’t budged much over the last few months, new documents show, a situation that some critics say could prove dangerous once marijuana becomes legal this summer.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News July 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

New impaired driving laws could let ‘majority of stoned drivers’ escape prosecution: advocacy groups

Canada’s ruling Liberals want to make it an offence for vehicle operators to have more than two nanograms for milliliter of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in their blood, but two lobby groups suggested Wednesday it should be an offence, in some circumstances, to have any detectable level of illegal drugs in the blood, saliva or breath.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 27 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Drugged driving: Shaky science and uncertain laws

If news headlines are to be believed, no one in Canada has ever driven a car after smoking marijuana

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 21 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Will legalizing pot increase impaired driving?

Canadian police should be ready to crack down on impaired driving once marijuana is legalized, warned a U.S. police officer in April. But a Canadian expert says Canada already has a law prohibiting impaired driving and provincial police have measures they can take to limit it as well. Furthermore, he says it’s not clear that cannabis impairs driving appreciably.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 7 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

How do we fix our drunk-driving problem?

The outrage on social media was palpable. “Murderer,” some said. “Rot in hell,” others cried. An online petition with more than 6,000 signatures demands a life sentence. On Twitter and Facebook, strangers demanded much worse.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Sept 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

A critique of our drinking and driving laws

Deadly Crash Highlights Need for Effective Federal Impaired Driving Laws

OAKVILLE, ON –(Marketwired – September 30, 2015) – MADD Canada is calling on Canada’s federal leaders to introduce long-overdue impaired driving amendments, in the wake of a tragic, deadly crash in Vaughan, Ontario on September 27 which claimed the lives of three children and their grandfather.

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