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Don’t Rely on Luck to Get Home Safely This St. Patrick’s Day – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride

2018/03/16|Categories: National Media Release|

Oakville, Ontario – The green pints will be flowing this weekend in honour of St. Patrick’s Day. MADD Canada and Allstate Canada are asking everyone to keep safety in mind and plan ahead for a sober ride home. “An impaired driving crash is the last thing anyone is thinking about when mapping out their St. [...]

MADD Canada Supporting Tougher Roadside Measures

2018/03/15|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Magic 99.9 March 12, 2018 MADD Canada is urging Canada's Senate to give its support the bill C-46. It's the legislation that identifies driving limits for cannabis, new roadside testing devices for police and mandatory alcohol screening. Testifying before a Senate committee, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie believes the Bill will act as a deterrant. [...]

‘Naive approach’ or ‘having an impact’?: Why P.E.I. jails drunk drivers

2018/03/15|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC March 12, 2018 It's docket day in provincial court in downtown Charlottetown. This is where most people charged with crimes on P.E.I. make their first appearance, and the courtroom is packed. On one side of the aisle there are a couple of dozen young people. It appears to be a class from high school, [...]

Don’t Get Behind The Wheel When High

2018/03/08|Categories: Article|

The challenges of policing drivers impaired by pot use

2018/03/08|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Breakfast Television March 2018 The use of recreational marijuana is expected to be legalized this summer, but new rules regarding driving while high aren’t expected to come into effect fully until at least December. In the interim, police forces across the country are scrambling to get officers trained to spot drivers impaired by pot use. [...]

Senate Delay on Bill C-46 Puts Safety of Canadians at Risk, Says MADD Canada

2018/03/08|Categories: National Media Release|

Oakville/Ontario – The Senate of Canada decision to delay further debate on crucial impaired driving legislation for two months is unacceptable and puts the safety of Canadians at risk. “We are extremely disappointed that the Senate is delaying its work on Bill C-46,” said MADD Canada Chief Executive Officer Andrew Murie. “Lives are being lost [...]

P.E.I. students warned about dangers of driving high

2018/03/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC March 7, 2018 Just months before recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is taking a new approach with its annual student education campaign — one focused on the dangers of pot-impaired driving. MADD's national president Patricia Hynes-Coates helped launch the campaign at Bluefield High School on Wednesday. It includes a [...]

P.E.I. students moved by powerful anti-impaired driving presentation

2018/03/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Jordan Gillis knew it was a bad idea to get into the car. The person offering to drive Jordan, 15, of Fredericton home had been smoking pot – plenty enough to impair his ability to drive safely. Jordan could simply have turned down the ride. He did not. The drive home took five or 10 [...]

PEI Students View MADD Canada’s Latest Anti-Impaired Driving Program

2018/03/07|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Hampshire, Prince Edward Island – Prince Edward Island students will see the tragic consequences of impaired driving during a powerful new education program being presented by MADD Canada through funding from the Prince Edward Island Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC). Road crashes are the number one cause of death among teens and young adults, and alcohol [...]

MADD Canada Appears Before Senate To Urge Passage Of Crucial Impaired Driving Laws

2018/03/01|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: , , , |

Oakville/Ontario – MADD Canada appears before the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs today to urge Senators to pass the most consequential piece of impaired driving legislation the country has seen in many years. Bill C-46 proposes the introduction of driving limits for cannabis and other drugs, new roadside testing devices to detect [...]