Canada to stop ticketing drunken canoeists for paddling while intoxicated

Canada’s canoeing community may soon have a reason to break out the Champagne — responsibly, of course.

According to a report in Canada’s National Post, Canada is planning to amend a current Criminal Code that allows officers to ticket or penalize canoeists for operating their boating equipment under the influence of alcohol.

The new rules are said to be part of a larger effort to reevaluate the country’s impaired driving laws ahead of Canada’s legalization of marijuana in 2018, the National Post reports.

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