Drug-Impaired Driving: Consultation Document

Charter Sensitivity

These legislative proposals are Charter sensitive. These proposals would require the suspect to participate in a process that may result in incriminating evidence. In assessing these proposals, consideration would have to be given to the current Criminal Code provisions that permit demands to be made to provide evidential ("approved instrument") breath samples and DNA samples, which have survived Charter challenges. Consideration would also have to be given as to the point in time at which a suspect must be given information on the right to counsel.

Comments on this consultation paper should be sent
by December 1, 2003 to:

Mr. H. Pruden, Legal Counsel
Criminal Law Policy Section
Department of Justice Canada
284 Wellington Street, Room 5029
Ottawa ON   K1A 0H8
Email: hal.pruden@justice.gc.ca

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