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Wednesday, July 02, 2008 

As Of Today Police Can Now Require Drivers To Submit To Roadside Tests

Creeping Conservative authoritarianism took another step forward today to regulate the behavior and 'morals' of Canadians. As of today, Canada's police forces now have more reasons why they can detain and perhaps tase their fellow citizens.

Canadian Press

Scary. I didn't know that was part of the Brave New Canada's Government's law. Does it apply to alcohol testing as well the story doesn't say!?

I don't really have a problem with subjecting people to a test to see if they are driving in a drugged state provided their are prima facie indications that they are intoxicated.

What I dont understand is what they hope to accomplish by conducting tests on people suspected of driving while high on marijuana. All the tests show is that the person inhaled marijuana (voluntarily or involuntarily) in the past several months. These tests alone, or in combination with a police officers subjective observations about the persons state, don't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they were driving while impaired as they need to to obtain a conviction.

Its basically do nothing legislation which will only serve to publicly humiliate people who dont "toke and drive" yet have to defend themselves on the charges.

Like so many other law and order reforms; this one is all sizzle and no steak.

Since trace amounts of cannibas can remain in your system for weeks, it seems to me that a lot of people are going to be arrested for being under 'the influence of cannibas' - this is ALL part of the Conservatives attempt to try an eliminate the use of cannibas from Canadian society.

I utterly reject the authority of the state to test me for drugs on demand. I will go to prison before I submit to enforced DNA samples without due process.

Let's see, now . . ..

Harper is an evangelical

The Rob Nicholson is an evangelical and Stockwell Day is an evangelical.

So, the leader(?), the attorney general and public safety leader are all evangelicals and this law is their creation.

Does this give us a foretaste of worse to come?

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