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CBA questions proposal to lower blood alcohol concentration level

Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 11:38 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Canadian Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section has grave concerns over Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s proposal to lower the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for drivers from 80 milligrams to 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood.

Ian Carter, vice-chair of the CBA's Criminal Justice SectionThe CBA confirmed that it received a letter from the Justice minister with an invitation to comment on a Department of Justice (DOJ) discussion paper titled Lowering the Criminal Blood Alcohol Concentration. 

The letter and discussion paper were provided to The Lawyer's...