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Why Critics Are Saying Justin Trudeau’s Weed Bill Is a Continuation of the War on Drugs

Ottawa-based attorney Michael Spratt told VICE the impaired driving bill presents its own set of red flags.

“A police officer can pull you over and detain you, not provide you a right to counsel, remove you from your vehicle and demand a sample of your breath for no reason whatsoever,” he said. “We’d be fools not to think in a number of years we won ‘t see data showing that visible minorities are disproportionately affected.”

He said the legislation relating to alcohol is similar to a private member’s bill tabled by Conservative MP Steven Blaney last year, which also recommended cops be allowed to demand breath samples indiscriminately.

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