An Act to amend the Criminal Code (breath alcohol analysis)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.


Tarik Brahmi  NDP

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


Introduced, as of Nov. 28, 2013
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Criminal Code to authorize peace officers to require, at random or in the event of an accident involving a motor vehicle, any person who is operating that motor vehicle to provide a breath sample for analysis by means of an approved screening device.


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The Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

November 28th, 2013 / 10:05 a.m.
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Tarik Brahmi NDP Saint-Jean, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-556, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (breath alcohol analysis).

Mr. Speaker, today I am pleased to introduce a bill that is designed to allow random breath testing.

This law will save lives throughout Canada by giving our police an additional tool in the fight against drinking and driving.

It is important to note that, in countries that use it, random breath testing has proved to be effective in deterring drunk individuals from getting behind the wheel.

Various stakeholders, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, have been calling for this amendment to the Criminal Code for years. Some representatives from MADD are here in Parliament today.

I am encouraged by the fact that the government has already acknowledged that this is a top priority. I hope that members from all the parties will support this initiative, which will make our roads safer for Canadian families.

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