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Impaired Driving Victims and Survivors Find Support, Comfort at MADD Canada National Conference

2017/04/27|Categories: National Media Release|

Oakville/Ontario/April 27, 2017 – More than 200 people whose lives have been forever impacted by impaired driving  come together this weekend to share their experiences, support one another and honour their loved ones at MADD Canada’s National Conference for Victims of Impaired Driving. The conference, running from April 28 – 30 in Toronto, provides a [...]

MADD welcomes impaired driving rules attached to pot legalization

2017/04/18|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

PA Now April 18, 2017 The president of MADD Prince Albert has faith the ramped-up impaired driving laws attached to the legislation to legalize marijuana in Canada will work to address a possible spike in drug-impaired driving. With the federal government's legalization plan came new actions, if passed, to curb drug impaired drivers through the [...]

Sask. safe driving advocate encouraged by new impaired driving laws

2017/04/14|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC April 14, 2017 New driving laws introduced alongside Canada's bill to legalize marijuana are a "tremendous step in the right direction," according to a Saskatchewan safe driving advocate. Wendell Waldron of MADD says the new laws close loopholes and make it easier for police and the courts to crack down on both drunk and [...]

MADD Canada Statement on New Impaired Driving Legislation

2017/04/13|Categories: Online Statement|Tags: , |

Impaired driving is a crime that claims nearly twice as many lives each year in Canada as all forms of homicide combined, and it is entirely preventable. MADD Canada welcomes the legislation announced today as a significant reform of our country’s impaired driving laws. Today’s proposed legislation will improve screening and detection measures for drivers [...]

Traffic tip locates impaired driver in Gravenhurst

2017/04/11|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Gravenhurst Banner April 11, 2017 GRAVENHURST — Members of the public tipped OPP officers to an impaired driver on Monday evening. On Monday, April 10, Bracebridge OPP officers received a complaint from a member of the public shortly after 5:00 p.m. about an impaired driver on Bethune Drive in Gravenhurst. Police patrolled the area, located [...]

PUBLIC TIPS LEAD POLICE TO IMPAIRED DRIVERS

2017/04/10|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

Renfrew Today April 10, 2917 The warnings about the dangers of driving drunk have yet to sink for some. Upper Ottawa Valley OPP say that two men were arrested and charged in two separate incidents back on March 23rd. In the first case, police received a complaint of a possible impaired driver in a pickup [...]

Help us turn a recipe for disaster into a recipe for hope!

2017/04/10|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, I have an urgent reason for writing to you today. We have a situation here in Canada that is frankly keeping me up at night. It's a situation that's putting our families, friends and all Canadians at a greater risk on our roads. I'm speaking about drug-impaired driving. We already have high rates [...]

MADD Canada, SGI and SLGA Show Saskatchewan Students How Impaired Driving Ruins Lives In The Blink Of An Eye

2017/04/06|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Regina, Saskatchewan — A dynamic new education program produced by MADD Canada and sponsored by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) and the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) is showing students how impaired driving can change someone’s world in the blink of an eye. MADD Canada’s 2016-2017 School Assembly Program, titled In the Blink of an [...]

Public calls 911 over suspected impaired driver

2017/04/05|Categories: Article, Campaign 911|Tags: |

North Bay Nugget April 5, 2017 A member of the public called 911 after suspecting an impaired driver travelling on McKeown Avenue Tuesday shortly before 5 p.m. North Bay Police Service arrested a 41-year-old Sudbury man. Following intoxilyzer breath samples he provided at police headquarters, police charged him with driving while ability impaired by alcohol, [...]

Sydney judge lays down the law

2017/03/28|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Cape Breton Post March 28, 2017 SYDNEY, N.S. - Crown and defence lawyers appearing before provincial court Judge Alain Bégin in Sydney should now consider themselves warned. When it comes to increased fines on impaired driving charges, Bégin said Tuesday he wants to start at $1,600 or $1,700 and that recommending anything lower fails when [...]