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Police can demand roadside breath sample from any driver as of December
Last Updated on December 4, 2018
CBC News (OTTAWA, ONTARIO)
Starting later this year, Island police can ask any driver for a roadside breath sample, even if the driver does not appear to be intoxicated.
The new powers come from federal Bill C-46, which received royal assent on June 21. The law goes hand-in-hand with the upcoming legalization of cannabis, and comes into force in December (180 days after receiving royal assent).