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Judge in Calgary drunk driving case worried about attitude to impaired driving

September 16, 2019 THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – A Calgary judge who has ordered a lengthy prison term for a woman convicted in a drunk-driving crash that killed a young man says Canadians are not getting the message about the dangers of driving impaired. Court of

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Homeowner sued by victims of impaired driving accident

November 12, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

A host liability lawsuit, arising from a fatal drunk driving accident, is proceeding to trial in Ontario. A recent Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling shows judges disagree on how the 2006 Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Childs v. 

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Rates likely to rise if pot legalization leads to more impaired driving

October 30, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If cannabis legalization results in more stoned drivers, auto insurance rates could rise, a comparison shopping provider suggests. Some Criminal Code offences for marijuana possession were taken off the books effective Oct. 17. This means it is no longer a

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Novel concept of ‘impaired by distraction’ quashed by Supreme Court of Canada

July 4, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Driving while engrossed in a heated conversation may be a form of distraction, but is not a form of impairment, the Supreme Court of Canada suggested in a divided ruling released Friday. In May 2013, a toddler died after an

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

July 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

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,

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Lawyer defending accused impaired drivers sought ‘extraordinary remedies’ in alleging bias against two judges in a row: Supreme Court

May 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A lawyer representing 10 motorists charged with drinking and driving-related criminal offences in Quebec has to pay $3,000 personally in costs after motions for writs of prohibition against judges were dismissed. In a decision released Friday, the Supreme Court of

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MPs continue debate on opposition bill proposing five-year minimum sentence for impaired driving causing death

April 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Federal politicians debated Wednesday a bill proposing to change the Criminal Code of Canada to allow random alcohol screening of drivers and for consecutive five-year sentences for drivers convicted of impaired driving causing death. Bill C-226, the Impaired Driving Act,