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BILL C-46 - Changes to Impaired Driving Laws


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FULL TITLE: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

This bill was introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st session December 3, 2015 - Present

SPONSOR: Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada - Introduced as a House Government Bill

SUMMARY: Part 1 amends the provisions of the Criminal Code that deal with offences and procedures relating to drug-impaired driving. Among other things, the amendments

 (a) enact new criminal offences for driving with a blood drug concentration that is equal to or higher than the permitted concentration;

 (b) authorize the Governor in Council to establish blood drug concentrations; and

 (c) authorize peace officers who suspect a driver has a drug in their body to demand that the driver provide a sample of a bodily substance for analysis by drug screening equipment that is approved by the Attorney General of Canada.

Part 2 repeals the provisions of the Criminal Code that deal with offences and procedures relating to conveyances, including those provisions enacted by Part 1, and replaces them with provisions in a new Part of the Criminal Code that, among other things,

 (a) re-enact and modernize offences and procedures relating to conveyances;

 (b) authorize mandatory roadside screening for alcohol;

 (c) establish the requirements to prove a person’s blood alcohol concentration; and

 (d) increase certain maximum penalties and certain minimum fines.

Part 3 contains coordinating amendments and the coming into force provision.

STATUS:

HOUSE OF COMMONS:

Introduction and First Reading Apr13,2017

Second Reading and Referral to Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights May31, 2017

Chamber sitting: 181 May 19, 2017

Chamber sitting 182: May 29, 2017

Chamber sitting 184: May 31, 2017

Adopted by Committee Oct 4, 2017

Meeting 61: Jun 13, 2017

Meeting 62: Sep  18, 2017

Meeting 63: Sep19, 2017

Meeting 64: Sep20, 2017

Meeting 65: Sep 25, 2017

Meeting 66: Sep27, 2017

Meeting 68: Oct 4, 2017

BRIEFS [PDF]:

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, click here

Canadian Bar Association, click here

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, click here

Peter Hogg, click here

Robert Solomon, click here

Families for Justice, click here

            Markita Kaulius transcript of testimony, click here

            Sheri Arsenault transcript of testamony, click here

Committee Reporting the Bill with Amendments

            Report 15 presented to the House Oct 16, 2017 - – no Government response requested

Concurrence at Report Stage Oct 25, 2017

  Chamber sitting 219: Oct 20, 2017

              Chamber sitting 221: Oct 24, 2017

              Chamber sitting 222: Oct 25, 2017

Third Reading Oct 31, 2017

  Chamber sitting 224: Oct 27, 2017

              Chamber sitting 226: Oct 31, 2017

SENATE:

First Reading Nov 01, 2017

              Chamber sitting 154: Nov 1, 2017

Second Reading Dec 14, 2018

  Chamber Sitting 156: Nov 7, 2017

  Chamber Sitting 160: Nov 22, 2017

  Chamber Sitting 161: Nov 23, 2017

  Chamber Sitting 163: Nov 29, 2017

  Chamber Sitting 166:  Dec 5, 2017

  Chamber Sitting 169:  Dec 8, 2017

  Chamber Sitting 173:  Dec 14, 2017

Referral to Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Dec 14, 2017

  Committee Meeting 83: Jan 31, 2018

  Committee Meeting 84: Feb 1, 2018

  Committee Meeting 85: Feb 7, 2018

  Committee Meeting 86: Feb 8, 2018

  Committee Meeting 87: Feb 14, 2018

  Committee Meeting 88: Feb 15, 2018

  Committee Meeting 89: Feb 28, 2018

  Committee Meeting 90: Mar 1, 2018

  Committee Meeting 100: May 2, 2018

  Committee Meeting 101: May 3, 2018

  Committee Meeting 102: May 9, 2018

  Committee Meeting 103: May 10, 2018

  Committee Meeting 104: May 23, 2018

Committee Report Presented with Amendments May 31, 2018

Committee Report Adopted Jun 4, 2018

  Chamber Sitting 214: Jun 4, 2018

Third Reading Jun 14, 2018

              Chamber Sitting 215: Jun 5, 2018

              Chamber Sitting 218: Jun 11, 2018

              Chamber Sitting 219: Jun 12, 2018

              Chamber Sitting 220: Jun 13, 2018

              Chamber Sitting 221: Jun 14, 2018

              Chamber sitting 224: Jun 20, 2018

Royal Assent Jun 21, 2018

Text of the Bill: Latest Publication

PDF http://www.parl.ca/Content/Bills/421/Government/C-46/C-46_4/C-46_4.PDF

 


Source: Parliament of Canada


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