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Guelph Criminal Law Blog

What an impaired driving conviction can mean for immigrants

Facing criminal charges is always stressful. But as an immigrant in Canada, the consequences can be especially severe. Due to a new law that recently went into effect, Canadian immigrants have more to worry about than ever.

Canada has long enforced stiff penalties for immigrants who commit serious crimes. Non-citizens could face deportation if they are convicted of certain crimes, including:

Testing for drug impairment under the Cannabis Act

Guelph and Ontario police forces face the challenge of testing drivers for drug impairment now that cannabis use has been legalized. Driving while impaired is illegal in Canada. How will police forces test drivers in ways that will be recognized as proof of impairment in court?

The federal governments drug impairment limits


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