Grits intoxicated with power
Wine, women and cops in the rear-view mirror
The hipster Trudeau Liberals, determined to see pot legalized before there is even a courtvalidated method of judging marijuana’s impairment factor, now want to see women convicted for the indictable sin of having one glass of wine.
Experts who know their way around a breathalyzer contend the majority of women who imbibe a single glass of vino would likely end up in custody if the legal drinking limit for driving was reduced to 50 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood from its current 80 mg.
For a 200-pound man, just two glasses likely would trip the switch.
But this is what the Liberals decidedly want.
Last spring, when the eventually tax the hell out of pot.
Those of a certain vintage will remember the days when the LCBO stores were dull and dowdy, with no booze on display, and you had to fill out a form with the product’s catalogue number for the clerk to fetch out back, and hide it in a brown bag before handing it over.
Today’s LCBOs, however, are more like seductive brothels than down-and-dirty storefronts selling intoxicants.
With the Ontario Liberals set to push the minimum wage up to $15 an hour, and with the federal Liberals wanting to lower the legal alcohol limit, restaurants might as well shut their doors.
There is no reward for consumer risk.
Back in 2009, Ontario introduced a law in which police could seize a driver’s licence for three days if they blew between 0.05 and 0.08, the so-called “warn range.”
Now the federal Liberals want to make criminals out of people who would previously receive a warning.
Wilson-Raybould contends impaired driving statistics were misleading, and that driving with a 0.05 alcoholblood level doubles the chance of having an accident — even though impaired driving numbers in Canada are at their lowest level ever. So, it makes no sense. It makes even less sense, as well, when Canada’s criminal courts are already so backlogged that judges have been tossing out murder charges because of undue delays.
Now the justice minister wants them jammed-up even more by making one glass of wine a criminal offence for virtually any woman who gets behind the wheel of a car.
It’s enough to drive a person to drink.