Kyla Lee said: “My biggest concern around saliva testing is that the pilot projects that have been done both by the federal government and the Canadian Society of Forensic Science have not found that these devices should be used to impose significant administrative sanctions.
“The Canadian Society of Forensic Science actually recommended not to use them except to impose very short term consequences because they don’t show a level of impairment and because there is a bout a 7% rate of false positives.”
She added: “The other problem with it is that if you do have a 7% false positive rate, you are never going to know or be able to show you were one of those false positives because it’s just impossible to know why. It’s just one thing that happens with the device.”
Listen to the full interview with Kyla Lee here.