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Fourth Session, Thirty-Ninth Legislature

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Bill 7

THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC AMENDMENT ACT (SUSPENDING DRIVERS' LICENCES OF DRUG TRAFFICKERS)


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. H60 amended

1           The Highway Traffic Act is amended by this Act.

2           Subsection 264(1) is amended in the definition "Category A offence" by adding the following after clause (d):

(e) an offence under section 5 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada), if the offender drives a motor vehicle during the course of committing the offence;

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

Explanatory Note

A person convicted of a Category A offence listed in section 264 of The Highway Traffic Act now receives a driver's licence suspension of one year for a first offence and a longer suspension for any subsequent offence that occurs within ten years. This Bill adds drug trafficking to the list of Category A offences if the offender drives a motor vehicle in the course of committing the offence.