Drug-Impaired Driving: Consultation Document

Introduction

In 1999, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights reviewed the impaired driving provisions of the Criminal Code and heard from police and scientific witnesses that drug-impaired driving is a serious problem on Canadian roads. This included impairmentby illicit drugs and legal drugs that are abused. In its report, Toward Eliminating Impaired Driving, the Standing Committee recommended that federal/provincial/territorial officials consider ways to improve the Criminal Code's provisions relating to the investigation of drug-impaired driving. The Working Group on Impaired Driving under the Coordinating Committee of Senior Officials in Justice Ministries undertook this task.

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