Do pool noodles count in impaired driving laws? Here’s what a canoeing conviction means in practice
Canadian legal history was made last week after an Ontario man, David Sillars, was convicted of impaired operation of a canoe.
The case, which involved the death of an eight-year-old boy after the canoe tipped, required the Ontario Court of Justice to determine whether a canoe counts under Canada’s impaired driving laws. Justice Peter West had to issue a special ruling on this aspect of the case, and he concluded: yes, canoes count.
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