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e-1327 (Impaired driving)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Jesse Furber from Sturgeon County, Alberta, on October 23, 2017, at 2:40 p.m. (EDT)
keywords
Impaired driving
Mandatory sentencing
Vehicular homicide
The Petition is open for signature until February 20, 2018, at 2:40 p.m. (EDT)

Petition to the Minister of Justice

Whereas:
  • On average between 1,200 to 1,500 people each year are killed by impaired drivers;
  • Tens of thousands of people each year are injured by impaired drivers;
  • Impaired driving is the leading criminal cause of death;
  • Impaired driving is a serious criminal behaviour that has resulted in carnage on Canada's roads;
  • Impaired driving sentences are far too lenient;
  • Denunciation, deterrence, and the promotion of responsibility are sentencing principles under the Criminal Code;
  • Lenient sentences routinely given to impaired drivers is fundamentally unjust to the many victims of impaired driving and does not fit the seriousness of the offence;
  • Bill C-46 does not include meaningful minimum penalties for impaired driving offences;
  • Minimum penalties are consistent with sentencing principles under the Criminal Code;
  • Minimum penalties will help ensure that impaired drivers are held accountable for the seriousness of the crime of driving while impaired; and
  • Bill C-46 does not strengthen penalties for the most serious impaired driving offence; impaired driving causing death.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Justice to introduce minimum penalties for impaired driving offences, and sentences proportionate to the gravity of the offence for impaired driving causing death.
St. Albert—Edmonton
Conservative
Alberta
Open for signature : October 23, 2017, at 2:40 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : February 20, 2018, at 2:40 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
1466
British Columbia
237
Manitoba
33
New Brunswick
38
Newfoundland and Labrador
19
Northwest Territories
8
Nova Scotia
15
Nunavut
1
Ontario
321
Prince Edward Island
2
Quebec
169
Saskatchewan
52
Other Countries
16
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