Ontario plans stiff new laws, beefed up penalties for drug-impaired drivers
TORONTO — Ontario plans to introduce new penalties for drug-impaired drivers ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana next July.
Premier Kathleen Wynne says there will be zero tolerance for youths aged 21 and under, novice drivers and all commercial drivers in Ontario who have a detectable presence of drugs or alcohol in their system.
The province will increase all monetary penalties and suspensions for impaired driving offences.
The announcement comes after Ontario's Liberal government announced its plan to distribute and sell recreational cannabis.
Wynne also announced the province will host a fall summit with policing agencies, public health groups and other stakeholders to discuss Ontario’s marijuana legalization framework.
The Ontario government plans to sell marijuana in as many as 150 dedicated stores run by the province's liquor control board and set the legal age to buy the drug at 19.
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