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Published: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:15:10 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:10:02 GMT

 



CN ON: Column: Tough Pot Rules Signal New Frontier For Ontario

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 20 Sep 2017 - The impending legalization of marijuana has the Ontario government planning to toughen the penalties for driving drunk, not just stoned. The changes, announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne and Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca Monday morning, will particularly affect drivers under age 21, novice drivers with limited licences and commercial drivers. None of them will be permitted to have any alcohol or cannabis in their systems if they're driving, and violations will be treated with harsher roadside punishments - steeper cash penalties and, in some cases, longer driving suspensions.



CN ON: Ontario To Stiffen Pot Penalties

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

London Free Press, 19 Sep 2017 - Zero-tolerance rules for drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol applauded by police A blast from the past - and jacked-up fines - will usher in legal pot in Ontario as the province races to put the brakes to drug-impaired driving, including by marijuana, before weed becomes legal next summer.



CN ON: Zero Tolerance Province

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 19 Sep 2017 - Pot legalization brings tougher penalties for all impaired drivers The impending legalization of marijuana has the Ontario government planning to toughen the penalties for driving drunk, not just stoned.



CN ON: Driving High Will Net Stiff Penalties

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 19 Sep 2017 - Ontario modelled new laws on U.S. drunk-driving fines Ontario will have a "zero tolerance" policy toward young drivers and truckers who use marijuana. Premier Kathleen Wynne on Monday said those 21 and under, commercial drivers and novice motorists will face stiffer penalties if caught behind the wheel while under the influence of cannabis or booze.



CN ON: Drive High, Pay Up To $450 Under New Law

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Record, 19 Sep 2017 - TORONTO - Ontario plans to introduce tough new penalties for drug-impaired drivers ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana next July. Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday there will be zero tolerance for young people aged 21 and under, novice drivers and all commercial drivers in Ontario who have a detectable presence of drugs or alcohol in their system. The province will also increase all monetary penalties and suspensions for impaired driving offences.



CN ON: OPED: Good Start On Marijuana Rules

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The Sun Times, 18 Sep 2017 - When I was in high school we had a smoking area. My kids found that hard to believe, given that smoking on school property usually meant a trip to the principal's office today. But it's true. We had a smoking area. And students smoked tobacco and a few other things in the smoking area. Teachers in nearby classrooms complained of second hand smoke.



CN ON: Editorial: No Need To Hastily Strike The Match On Legal Pot

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Ottawa Sun, 17 Sep 2017 - Canada's and Ontario's top cops have told the federal Liberal government it is moving too quickly on legalizing recreational pot. A delay might be necessary. The government should listen carefully to what law enforcement officers are saying. Whether or not one thinks it's a good idea to make marijuana legal for recreational use, the fact that police are worried about the timelines is troubling. It's a problem for us all if pot is legalized without proper preparation to keep public order and uphold the rules.



CN ON: Column: No Shortage Of Fear And Alarm At Pot Hearings

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Hamilton Spectator, 16 Sep 2017 - It's difficult to analyze the impact of Ottawa's coming marijuana legislation with studies and numbers and examinations of other jurisdictions. This is the type of social legislation that sparks emotions that can't be allayed with pie charts.



CN MB: Campaign Targets Drug-Impaired Driving

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg Free Press, 15 Sep 2017 - MANITOBA - Public Insurance announced a new public education campaign against drug-impaired driving on Thursday, with a focus on cannabis ahead of the expected legalization of that substance next year. The campaign, launched in co-operation with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada, will include messaging focused on new teen drivers, youth in general, the medical community and the general public, with taglines such as "Think you're a better driver when you're high? Think again."