Ottawa, provinces moving on national Taser standards [LINK] [TNT]
What? So soon? [dripping with sarcasm]
"Taser standards" would be the technical, safety, performance, quality, and reliability standards on the taser itself. But that's not what the body of the article goes on to report.
OTTAWA — The federal government and provincial governments are planning to create national standards to determine when police can zap suspects with tasers... [ibid]
That would be "...national taser USE standards..."
Which is fine, if perhaps ten, twelve, or fifteen (?) years late.
Or perhaps they could simply start to enforce CC s. 269.1 (Torture) when tasers are used to electro-torture folks.
Given that the Braidwood Inquiry, and everyone else that is both informed and honest, is coming to the same conclusion - tasers can "cause death", even "directly" - and the ethically-deficient manufacturer continues to refuse to admit this obvious fact - perhaps (duh!) there should also be standards on the tasers themselves.
I'd start with an ethical standard on vendors. Any that "significantly understate" [MD AG] the risks should be disqualified.
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