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Liberals’ tweaks to impaired driving bill can’t fix Charter flaws, lawyer groups say

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 12:01 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Liberal government has tweaked its proposed drug-and-alcohol-impaired driving legislation, but the changes to Bill C-46 are minor and do not assuage the constitutional concerns raised by major legal organizations.

Michael Spratt, Abergel Goldstein and Partners LLPOn Oct. 16, the Justice Committee reported Bill C-46 back to the Commons with all major elements intact.

There were only 16 amendments made by the Liberal-dominated committee — mostly government-sponsored and non-substantive changes fixing drafting errors and inconsistences and making technical clarifications. The minor amendments do not affect, for...