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Experts dispute lawyers’ warning to MPs that impaired driving bill violates Charter

Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 10:27 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

Organized bar groups are ringing alarm bells about the constitutionality of various proposed changes to the Criminal Code’s impaired driving provisions, but some legal academics contend the warnings are overblown.

Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLPThis week representatives from the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Barreau du Québec, Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) appeared before the Commons Justice Committee to share their views on Bill C-46, along with individual lawyers specializing in impaired driving law who travelled to Ottawa from...