12-26-2000, 03:21 PM
NEED INFO ON THE LAWS FOR ONTARIO CONCERNING A DRIVING UNDER THE
INFLUENCE CONVICTION.HAVE BEEN GIONG TO ONTARIO FOR YEARS BUT ONE OF OUR PARTY WAS CONVICTED IN THE USA AND HIS WIFE WAS CONVINCED THE HE COULD NOT ENTER INTO ONTARIO WITH THIS ON HIS RECORD.I FIGURED THAT THIS WAS A NICE TRY BUT THOUGHT WE HAD BETTER SEE IF ANYONE HAS HAD THIS PROBLEM.
CROSS SOME EYES,
12-26-2000, 04:08 PM
Not just Ontario. Same deal to go into Sask.
The Can. Customs people ask if you have had a "DUI" and if you answer affirmative...you will not get in, at least very easliy.
Happened to more than one friend of mine.
You see, they don't want Americans teaching them any bad habits!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:D~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~:D~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Frank from TBay
12-26-2000, 04:26 PM
Impaired driving as it is called in Canada is a serious federal offence. When you enter the country you must pass through a federal check point. If you are visiting Canada and have a record check with Immigration Canada and they will send you a Discretionary Entry Permit. Their website is on the net. They will look at the conviction and decide if we want you in our fair country.
Hope this helps: Frank
12-26-2000, 08:21 PM
In 9 yrs and some 30 crossings, that questions has never been asked crossing at Int'l Falls. Since most questions are directed at the driver, just do not use their vechicle or let that person drive.
12-26-2000, 10:06 PM
WOULD YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE THE WEBB SITE THAT WOULD CARRY THE INFO MY FRIEND WOULD NEED.
12-26-2000, 11:48 PM
The general site is
Page 16 of this document has some details to show that they take it serious.
The magic number seems to be that 5 yrs has passed since end of suspension.
The site is designed for their people mainly so you will most likely need to call.
Learn something everyday.
Rather not mention
12-27-2000, 01:27 PM
I had one a couple of years ago. I have been allowed a remote border crossing pass, to work in Canada, and have passed through checkpoints twice with them asking about it. It has never been a problem for me!
12-27-2000, 04:21 PM
MANY THANKS FOR THE INFO AS WE WOULD SURELY MISS HIS COMPANY IF HE HAD TO WAIT AT THE BORDER UNTIL WE RETURNED. HOPE EVERONE HAS A GREAT YEAR AND REMEMBER TO CROSS SOME EYES.
12-28-2000, 03:51 AM
All of Canada EH!
DWI or Drug related you are non gratis if they run your id.
The 5 year rule may be a perminant ban if you have more than one offence.
12-28-2000, 07:51 PM
Just let somebody who has not gotten a DUI be driving his rig when you cross (if you know any?) The rest of you , if you have had DUI , lie!
Don't drink and Drive!
01-01-2001, 08:18 PM
I have entered canada at least 100 times all across north dakota border crossings. I have never been asked that question. I would say the odds of that happening if your buddy wasn't driving are extremely low. I really don't think I'd worry about it.
01-02-2001, 02:38 AM
They run your plate's Chad, they do a random ID on all occupants of the vehicles an the FBI computer has all your info right on there screen. The US and Canada share the same FBI link data base of offenders.
All are scanned as of this year, 1 in 4 are document checked but expect it to get tighter yet due to illegal immigration problems from the north into the US is a hot issue.
I have seen many guy's turned back for DUI's or outstanding traffic warrents.
01-02-2001, 08:42 PM
thats kind of a crapper eddie. I didn't realize they were getting that strict. I can understand coming into here as far as imigration goes. I really can't understand the big problem with a person going into canada if they had a dui if they aren't driving. It's not like they don't drink in canada, huh huh. I've always said there's only one other group of people that can party with the guys from wisconsin and thats the canadians. But I haven't met one I didn't like though. Played a lot of baseball tournament in southern saskatchewan and have some good friends up there. Great people.
01-03-2001, 05:15 AM
I think they worry our drunks are going to take there drunks home with them? :)
The list of things has grown considerably to what they can deny you entrance to Canada. Some are there idea and others are at the request of the US authorities.
So far I have not had any problems but who knows what's next?