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Richmond Hill woman re-arrested for impaired driving

2020/06/23|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Global News June 23, 2020

Take killer drunk driver off roads forever if convicted of new charges

2020/06/23|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Michele Mandel – Toronto Sun June 23, 2020 Three strikes and this menace on the roads should never be able to drive again. Darya Selinevich, on parole for the hit-and-run drunk driving death of a cyclist just five years ago, is back behind bars with her third set of impaired driving charges. Obviously, this young woman [...]

Make A Sober Ride Home Part Of Your Plans For St. Jean-Baptiste Holiday

2020/06/22|Categories: Provincial Media Release|

Montreal, Quebec – St. Jean-Baptiste Day is nearly here, and even though the celebrations may be smaller this year due to COVID-19, MADD Canada and Allstate Insurance Company of Canada are asking everyone to choose a sober ride option if they are out and consuming  alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. “We hope everyone has a [...]

MADD Canada Applauds Saskatchewan for Significant Reduction in Impaired Driving Deaths and Injuries

2020/06/17|Categories: Provincial Media Release|Tags: |

Oakville, Ontario – Fewer families in Saskatchewan are facing the pain and grief of losing a loved one or suffering a devastating injury in alcohol and/or drug related crashes, thanks to the province’s ongoing commitment to reducing impaired driving.  Statistics released today by Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) show that 21 people were killed in impaired [...]

It can happen at any time.

2020/06/08|Categories: Campaigns|

Dear Friend, When Justine Ellis got out of bed that Monday morning, she had no idea her husband, Stuart, had already been killed by an impaired driver. The deadly crash happened that morning at 5:45am while Stuart was driving to work. He died leaving behind his 14-month-old son and Justine, newly pregnant with their second child. [...]

Stiffer, quicker penalties proposed for drunk driving

2020/06/06|Categories: Article|Tags: |

St. Albert Gazette June 6, 2020 A proposed provincial law would crank up fines for drunk driving and make it easier for first-time offenders to avoid jail – steps analysts say could make the streets safer for everyone. The province passed first reading of the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act June 4. Right now, any driver caught with [...]

Impaired drivers could be suspended, fined rather than charged under proposed Alberta law

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC News June 5, 2020 The Alberta government wants to adopt a new way of penalizing impaired drivers that would keep people who have committed less serious offences out of court. Should the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act pass the legislature, police who encounter an impaired driver could opt to avoid laying criminal charges. Drivers dealt with through [...]

Some first-time drunk drivers in Alberta won’t get criminal record under new proposed rules

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Calgary Herald June 5, 2020 The Alberta government is proposing new penalties for impaired drivers but first-time offenders could avoid a criminal change if newly tabled legislation becomes law. Bill 21, the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act, which received first reading in the legislative assembly on Thursday, would grant police the ability to give first-time offenders [...]

Impaired drivers face ‘quick’ justice

2020/06/05|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Red Deer Advocate June 5, 2020   Quicker and stiffer penalties for first-time impaired drivers will make Alberta roads safer, says the head of MADD Canada. Under Bill 21, the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act, first-time impaired drivers will not be charged with a criminal offence, but will face a new $1,000 fine, have their cars [...]

Family launches T-shirt campaign for graduating students to raise money for MADD Canada

2020/05/31|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

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