Ottawa considers making lifejacket use manditory in all boats after a summer of drownings on Ontario waterways

A boat crosses Wollaston Lake.

A boat crosses Wollaston Lake.

Federal officials are mulling over new rules to require everyone in a boat to wear a lifejacket, the Toronto Star reports.

It’s already law to have enough personal floation devices — PFDs for short — in all boats. It just not law that you have to wear them.

Eight people have drowned in so far this summer in Ontario’s cottage country, prompting police and safety officials to call for an overhaul of Canada’s boating laws.

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