New roadside sobriety checks are a slippery slope

As of Dec. 18, it became possible in Canada for police to demand every driver they stop blow into a breathalyzer, even if there is no “reasonable suspicion of impairment.”

In effect, the new law presumes you are guilty of driving while impaired by alcohol or weed until you can prove you aren’t.

This is especially paradoxical coming from the Liberals. They have made a big stink about police “carding” – i.e. demanding ID from individuals just walking down the street – because that practice tends to harass many innocent black and Indigenous citizens.

Yet, suddenly they’re okay with, say, your local constabulary setting up a Check Stop and making every driver pulled overblow.