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Joyal says impaired driving bill violates Charter, is ‘full of holes’; Senators worried Bill C-46 will overburden courts

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 @ 6:56 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Trudeau government’s proposed alcohol-and drug-impaired driving legislation violates the Charter and will clog already overburdened courts with Charter challenges from coast to coast to coast, says Senate Liberal Serge Joyal, the influential chair of the red chamber’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

Serge Joyal, chair of the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs CommitteeThe Senate’s legal dean said that, in his view, Bill C-46, as put forward by the government, is “full of holes,” counterproductive and apt to be substantially revised in the Senate. His view...