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Report of the committee

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has the honour to present its

TWENTY-FOURTH REPORT

Your committee, to which was referred Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, has, in obedience to the order of reference of December 14, 2017, examined the said bill and now reports the same with the following amendments:

1. Preamble, page 1: Replace line 26 with the following:

“to adopting a precautionary approach in relation to driving and the consumption of drugs, and to deterring the commission of offences relating to”.

2. Clause 15, pages 23, 24, 29, 30, 32 and 34:

(aOn page 23, replace line 35 with the following:

320.27 If a peace officer has reasonable grounds to”;

(bon page 24, delete lines 18 to 27;

(c on page 29,

(i) replace line 27 with the following:

“son’s blood alcohol concentration was equal to or exceeded 20 mg of alco-”, and

(ii) replace line 29 with the following:

“centration within those two hours is conclusively presumed to be the concentra-”;

(don page 30, replace line 30 with the following:

“mand made under section 320.27 or 320.28.”;

(eon page 32, replace line 19 with the following:

(c) any error or exception messages produced by the approved instru-”; and

(fon page 34, replace line 18 with the following:

“conducted under paragraph 320.27(a); and”.

3. Clause 31.1, page 41: Replace line 14 with the following:

ed by this Act, including an evaluation of whether their implementation and operation have resulted in differential treatment of any particular group based on a prohibited ground of discrimination. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada must prepare a report setting out”.

4. Clause 38, page 43: Replace line 34 with the following:

320.4(b)(ii) and paragraph 320.4(c) of the Criminal Code as enacted by”.

Your committee has also made certain observations, which are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

SERGE JOYAL

Chair

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