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DEMANDS FOR BODILY SAMPLE

In 2006 the Supreme Court of Canada decided that police or probation officers could not demand bodily samples from those on a peace bond, probation or a conditional sentence to ensure they were complying with conditions of abstention. They said that when a condition may pose a risk, such as the seizure of bodily samples it must be subject to stringent standards and safeguards and random drug testing at a probation officer’s discretion could become highly arbitrary. Stating that a positive test will be a breach of probation is contrary to criminal law. Yesterday all of that changed.

Legislation Comes Into Force to Ensure Offenders Comply With Court Orders Prohibiting Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use | Benzinga.

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