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2019 Monday, April 29,

Can I be charged for using a canoe, kayak, or paddle-board while impaired?

By |2019-04-29T10:30:00-04:00April 29th, 2019|

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, can a person be charged for using a canoe, kayak, or paddle-board while impaired by drug or alcohol? Yes. It is now illegal to to paddle dangerously (s. 249 [...]

2017 Monday, August 28,

What does “Care and Control” mean in Impaired Driving, Over 80, and DUI cases? 

By |2017-10-02T11:12:27-04:00August 28th, 2017|

What does "Care and Control" mean in Impaired Driving, Over 80, and DUI cases? "Drinking and Driving" In Canadian criminal law, there are two distinct offences that constitute what is colloquially [...]

2017 Tuesday, June 20,

Is Impaired Driving a Criminal Offence

By |2017-07-02T09:15:32-04:00June 20th, 2017|

Is impaired driving a criminal offence in Ontario, Canada? A common misunderstanding among many Canadians is viewing impaired driving and "Over 80" charges as something less than "criminal". These charges are also commonly [...]

2014 Saturday, June 28,

Driving a Boat Impaired is the Same Offence as Driving a Car Impaired

By |2017-06-29T10:30:28-04:00June 28th, 2014|

Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drug includes boats, jet-skis, ATVs, and other recreational vehicles. We explain the consequences. Cottage life is wonderful. As I write this article, we are [...]

2012 Friday, October 26,

Supreme Court of Canada’s New Ruling on Care and Control in Impaired Cases

By |2018-03-30T11:22:21-04:00October 26th, 2012|

R. v. Boudreault and the law of care and control in Canada. Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released the decision of R. v. Boudreault, 2012 SCC 56. Justices LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abel, [...]