An Act to amend the Criminal Code

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Maurice Vellacott  Canadian Alliance

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Dec. 11, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


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Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

December 11th, 2002 / 3:55 p.m.
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Canadian Alliance

Maurice Vellacott Canadian Alliance Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-341, an act to amend the Criminal Code.

Madam Speaker, this is my second bill dealing with impaired driving. The bill would make it easier for police officers to gather the evidence they need to successfully prosecute impaired drivers. It would strengthen their powers to demand an on the spot physical coordination test. It also would strengthen their powers to demand breath and blood samples from drivers involved in a collision that caused bodily harm or death, if they have reasonable grounds to believe the driver is impaired.

Finally, it would authorize the use of passive alcohol sensors.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)