Medical Alberta To Bolster Drug Impaired Driving Laws 76921


Alberta to bolster drug-impaired driving laws 76921

posted by Premier of Alberta alias PremierofAlberta on Tuesday 14th of November 2017 06:01:49 PM

Transportation Minister Brian Mason announced in Edmonton on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, that the Government of Alberta is proposing new legislation to deter impaired driving and improve safety on the province’s roads. If the bill is passed, there would be new provincial sanctions for cannabis-impaired and cannabis/alcohol-impaired driving offences. The Government of Canada has introduced legislation that would legalize the use and possession of non-medical cannabis and make changes to federal impaired-driving laws in the Criminal Code. The proposed federal changes include three new impaired driving charges specific to cannabis, cannabis/alcohol combination and other drugs. Alberta proposes to update the Traffic Safety Act to reflect these changes and to ensure that sanctions for drug-impaired driving would be aligned with those already in place for alcohol-impaired drivers. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)


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