Did you know that operating a boat while under the influence of either drugs or alcohol in Canada is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada?
Yup, similarly to drinking and driving a vehicle, drinking and operating a boat will also lead to some major penalties including fines and imprisonment!
In fact, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation defines impaired driving as follows:
“Impaired driving means operating a vehicle (including cars, trucks, boats, snowmobiles and off-road vehicles) while your ability to do so has been compromised to any degree by consuming alcohol, drugs or a combination of the two.”
— Ontario Ministry of Transportation