We are awaiting more details on the recent announcements that the Ontario Government has made, but it is clear in its intentions to modernize the province’s alcohol regulations. MADD Canada urges the Government to proceed cautiously, to consult with stakeholders and to ensure the necessary and appropriate resources for enforcement and regulation are in place to promote responsible consumption and maintain public safety.

For the public, we encourage everyone to continue to be vigilant about the prevention of impaired driving. While some of the rules and regulations around where and when you can consume alcohol may be changing, consequences and penalties for impaired driving still always apply. We will continue to urge people to remember the risks of impaired driving, and to always plan ahead for a sober ride home if they’re going to be drinking.