FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-46, An Act To Amend The Criminal Code (Offences Relating To Conveyances) And To Make Consequential Amendments To Other Acts

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS MULTIPLE STATUTES

Royal Assent
June 21, 2018


SUMMARY Part 1 amends the provisions of the Criminal Code that deal with offences and procedures relating to drug-impaired driving. Among other things, the amendments (a) enact new criminal offences for driving with a blood drug concentration that is equal to or higher than the permitted concentration; (b) authorize the Governor in Council to establish... (Click for more)


Published on June 21, 2018

Bill Summary

Bill C-46, An Act To Amend The Criminal Code (Offences Relating To Conveyances) And To Make Consequential Amendments To Other Acts

SUMMARY







Part 1 amends the provisions of the Criminal Code that deal with offences and procedures relating to drug-impaired driving. Among other things, the amendments








(a) enact new criminal offences for driving with a blood drug concentration that is equal to or higher than the permitted concentration;








(b) authorize the Governor in Council to establish blood drug concentrations; and








(c) authorize peace officers who suspect a driver has a drug in their body to demand that the driver provide a sample of a bodily substance for analysis by drug screening equipment that is approved by the Attorney General of Canada.








Part 2 repeals the provisions of the Criminal Code that deal with offences and procedures relating to conveyances, including those provisions enacted by Part 1, and replaces them with provisions in a new Part of the Criminal Code that, among other things,








(a) re-enact and modernize offences and procedures relating to conveyances;








(b) authorize mandatory roadside screening for alcohol;








(c) establish the requirements to prove a person’s blood alcohol concentration; and








(d) increase certain maximum penalties and certain minimum fines.








Part 3 contains coordinating amendments and the coming into force provision.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Aeronautics Act R.S.C., 1985, c. A-2

  2. Criminal Records Act R.S.C., 1985, c. C-47

  3. Corrections and Conditional Release Act S.C. 1992, c. 20

  4. Customs Act R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.)

  5. National Defence Act R.S.C., 1985, c. N-5

  6. Railway Safety Act R.S.C., 1985, c. 32 (4th Supp.)

  7. Criminal Code R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46

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