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PROCEEDINGS - Constitutional issues - Federal v. provincial jurisdiction - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Friday, June 16, 2017 @ 8:30 AM  

Appeal by four individuals charged with alcohol-related driving offences and subject to administrative licence suspensions, from the dismissal of their applications for judicial review, seeking a declaration that s. 88.1 of the Traffic Safety Act (Act) was unconstitutional. The provision provided for the implementation of an immediate administrative licence suspension for any driver charged with an alcohol-related driving offence, which would remain in effect to the date the charge was resolved, whether by a guilty plea, a conviction after trial, an acquittal or otherwise. A conviction...