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Extreme intoxication bill becomes law after flying through Senate – National

The Senate voted at present to rubber-stamp the federal government’s excessive intoxication invoice after the House of Commons rushed its passage yesterday.

Senators had adopted a movement this afternoon to see Bill C-28 by way of all phases by tonight.

As with the Home’s equally expedited course of, the Senate movement gives for its authorized and constitutional affairs committee to check and report on the problem by a deadline in March 2023.

The Senate later confirmed the invoice was given royal assent shortly after its passage.

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The Legal Code will now be amended to create legal legal responsibility in circumstances of violent crime the place the defendant can show they have been “in a state of negligent self-induced excessive intoxication.”

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It’s a response to a Supreme Court docket ruling in Could that struck down related language as unconstitutional.

Justice Minister David Lametti had referred to as for its speedy passage so the hole within the legislation might be addressed earlier than Parliament rose for a summer time break.

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