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e-3180 (Justice)

Initiated by Janet Thomson from London, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Minister of Justice

  • Impaired driving continues to be the leading cause of death in Canada;
  • Current laws are not serving as deterrents; and
  • Canada needs to be a leader in road safety.
We, the undersigned, ENOUGH ONTARIO - Advocating for stricter laws and penalties for impaired driving, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Amend current laws to a zero tolerance policy, like truck and novice drivers, where no amount of drugs and/or alcohol is acceptable, so that there is no confusion, argument or debate;
2. Create new offences for Substance Induced Vehicular Manslaughter (SIVM) and Substance Induced Vehicular Injury (SIVI);
3. Ensure that any person accused of SIVM or SIVI is remanded into custody until a trial date has been set;
4. Include a maximum sentence of 15 years, without the possibility of parole, for SIVM; and
5. Make a first offence for SIVM or SIVI subject to a five-year driving suspension and the inability to own a vehicle.
Open for signature
February 26, 2021, at 7:07 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
June 26, 2021, at 7:07 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Peter Fragiskatos
London North Centre
Liberal Caucus
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