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MADD Canada Welcomes Enactment of New Brunswick’s New Anti-Impaired Driving Measures

2017/08/17|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: , |

Oakville/Ontario –  MADD Canada welcomes today’s announcement by the Government of New Brunswick that impaired driving measures, originally passed as part of Bill 16, will be enacted and enforced in the Fall. The changes include: Addition of vehicle impoundments to the province’s current licence suspension program for drivers with BACs in the warn range (between [...]

Alberta won’t appeal ruling on impaired driving law, will make changes: Minister

2017/08/16|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Canadian press August 16, 2017 EDMONTON — The Alberta government will not appeal a ruling that struck down part of its impaired driving legislation allowing police to suspend the licences of suspected drunk drivers. Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says the government will instead bring forward new legislation after talking to interested parties. The Alberta Court [...]

Community leader appointed for MADD

2017/08/14|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Lethbridge Herald August 14, 2017 A safer driving advocate has been appointed in Lethbridge. Anita Huchala has volunteered as a community leader for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Every year, she points out, hundreds of Canadians are killed and many more injured as a result of impaired driving. “These deaths and injuries are completely preventable,” she [...]

‘Indescribable’: Pain of drunk driving death still lingers at 5th annual Nick Coates Memorial Car Show

2017/08/12|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC Aug 12, 2017 The weather co-operated and the sun was shining as family and friends of Nick Coates gathered in Conception Bay South on Saturday for the fifth annual car show in his memory. Coates died four years ago in August 2013 after Ronald Thistle — a drunk driver — collided with his motorcycle [...]

MADD Calgary endorses potential lowering of blood-alcohol limit

2017/08/12|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

660 News Aug 12, 2017 MADD Calgary is hopeful the federal government will follow through on the idea of lowering the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers. Earlier this week, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said she’ll be speaking with her provincial counterparts about lowering the limit from 0.08 to 0.05 per cent. Denise Dubyk with [...]

Tightening drunk driving laws would put Canada closer to many other countries: MADD

2017/08/11|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Ottawa Citizen August 11, 2017 Canada does a lousy job of preventing impaired driving deaths compared to other countries and lowering legal blood alcohol limits would be a step toward improving that, according to the national director of legal policy for MADD Canada. “We have a terrible record in terms of impaired driving,” said Robert [...]

Letter: Time to bring ride-sharing options to Saskatchewan

2017/08/11|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

Regina Leader Post August 11, 2017 Andrew Murie, chief executive officer of MADD Canada, writes: Crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs are the leading criminal cause of death in Canada. Every day, on average, four Canadians are killed in crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs. In the past year, the Government of Saskatchewan introduced significant legislative changes [...]

Regional MADD Canada supportive of lowering legal alcohol limit for drivers

2017/08/10|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

News 95.7 Aug 10, 2017 HALIFAX – News that the Trudeau government looking at possibly lowering the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers is being welcomed by the regional director of MADD Canada’s Atlantic chapter. Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is considering lowering the legal alcohol limit for licenced drivers, suggesting possibly lowering the limit [...]

MADD Canada is welcoming possible change to blood alcohol limit in drivers

2017/08/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

EZ Rock 105.7 August 9, 2017 The Province is mulling over a proposal by Ottawa to lower the legal blood alcohol level for drivers. The Federal government want to see it go from .08 to .05. MADD Canada's CEO Andrew Murie says his group has been after the government to lower the limit since 1999 [...]

Maritimes’ sober driving advocates, police weigh in on legal alcohol limit reduction

2017/08/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Global News August 9, 2017 As Canada’s justice minister pushes to reduce the legal alcohol limit for licenced drivers, sober driving advocates and police in the Maritimes are calling the suggested change as one that would have positive impacts. In a letter to provincial and territorial justice ministers dated last May, Minister of Justice Jody [...]