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Andrew Murie: British Columbians need ride-hailing option now

2019/07/05|Categories: Article|Tags: , , , |

OPINION: Rather than focus on a specific licence class, MADD Canada encourages the provincial government to focus on other criteria that have direct road safety benefits MADD Canada is committed to working with stakeholders and governments to do everything possible to improve road safety in our communities. Despite stronger laws and increased public awareness, impaired [...]

New impaired driving rules will mean fewer roadside deaths, MADD Canada predicts

2018/12/17|Categories: Article|Tags: |

CBC December 17, 2018 Changes to impaired driving laws that come into force on Tuesday will reduce the number of people who die in crashes caused by drunk drivers, predicts the head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. "It's probably the most significant change in legislation around impaired driving since probably the breathalyzer was brought [...]

Should people charged with impaired driving be publicly shamed? Yes

2018/12/11|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Toronto Star Opinion – By Andrew Murie December 11, 2018 To read the supporting and opposing viewpoints, please visit: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/thebigdebate/2018/12/11/should-people-charged-with-impaired-driving-be-publicly-shamed-yes.html MADD Canada supports York Regional Police in its decision to publicly name people charged with impaired driving. Indeed, I thank them and other police services for their leadership and commitment as they strive to prevent impaired [...]

Oral test needed to nab pot-impaired drivers: MADD

2018/12/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Canoe December 9, 2018 Don’t expect to see a spike in the number of pot-impaired drivers busted by police until oral tests are used to catch stoned motorists, cautions the head of MADD Canada. Andrew Murie said most police forces have not purchased oral testing equipment for pot. “There has only been one oral fluid [...]

People not getting message about drunk driving: Cops

2018/12/02|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Toronto Sun December 2, 2018 There were eight arrests for impaired driving in York Region Sunday morning which shows people “aren’t getting the message,” according to police. The Sunday shift. from 12 a.m. – 6 a.m., saw seven drivers arrested for impaired driving and one issued a three-day suspension. In five of the alcohol-related cases [...]

MADD Canada Letter to BC Transportation Minister Trevena Regarding Ridesharing Legislation Correspondence

2018/11/23|Categories: Online Statement|Tags: , |

MADD Canada Letter to Minister Trevena Re Bill 55 - November 23 2018 (PDF)

‘Appalling’ number of impaired driving deaths on ATVs, snowmobiles, says MADD

2018/11/12|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Safety campaigns won't work without tougher penalties and enforcement, says Andrew Murie of MADD Canada CBC News Nov 12, 2018 The CEO of MADD Canada is calling for tougher legislation and increased enforcement to prevent impaired driving deaths on ATVs and snowmobiles. Only then, said Andrew Murie, will efforts to educate riders on safe driving make [...]

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 [...]

Lift partners with MADD Canada for first of its kind cannabis retail training program

2017/11/21|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: , , |

Toronto, Ontario, Canada – November 20, 2017 - Lift Co Ltd. (“Lift”) is pleased to announce the first retail training certification program for frontline staff in Canada’s upcoming cannabis retailers, with several modules being created in partnership with MADD Canada (“MADD”). Leveraging over three years of operational experience and its proprietary data, Lift is developing [...]

MADD Canada memorial pays tribute to Danille Kerpan

2017/10/11|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Global News October 11, 2017 A second roadside memorial has been unveiled in Saskatchewan to remember those killed by impaired drivers. Danille Kerpan, 25, was killed on Oct. 10, 2014 after being struck head-on by a drunk driver heading the wrong way on Highway 11 near Bladworth. On the third anniversary of her death, Kerpan’s [...]