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High-court ruling on breathalyzers behind delay in new drunk-driving law?

Nine months after promising to toughen drunk-driving laws, Justice Minister Peter MacKay still has not introduced legislation — and an adverse constitutional ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada may help explain why.


The high court threw out an element of the 2008 “Tackling Violent Crime Act,” in a little-noticed constitutional pushback against the Harper government’s tough-on-crime agenda.

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