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MADD Canada applauds provincial Liberal plans for drug-impaired drivers

2017/09/19|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Canadian Press September 19, 2017 The province will have ‘zero tolerance’ for young or novice drug-impaired drivers, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced on Monday. She made the announcement alongside Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca in Toronto, as the federal government moves ahead with marijuana legislation. The penalties for drug-impaired driving will be in line with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Proposed policy change in Ottawa looks to crack down on drunk drivers

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

News 1130 August 8, 2017 OTTAWA, ON. (NEWS 1130) – The Trudeau government may be ready to toughen up Canada’s drunk driving rules. BC and Ontario have laws that allows police to issue a 24-hour roadside suspension with a .05 blood alcohol level but Ottawa may be considering criminal charges if drivers reach that point. [...]

IMPAIRED DRIVING INCIDENTS UP DRASTICALLY IN RURAL GRANDE PRAIRIE

2017/07/26|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

My Grande Prairie Now July 26, 2017 Impaired driving incidents in Grande Prairie are just over half of where they were two years ago. According to Statistics Canada’s 2016 survey on police-reported crime, there were 371 reports in the municipality last year, up slightly from 368 the year before. However, they peaked at 725 in [...]

Council backs exploring monument to impaired driving victim

2017/07/26|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Saskatoon Star Phoenix July 26, 2017 A proposed memorial for victims of impaired driving in a Saskatoon park would honour the people who have died and raise public awareness to prevent more deaths, city council heard. Council gave unanimous backing Wednesday to studying the idea of placing a memorial in a public park. The chief [...]

MADD Canada reacts to guilty plea of drunk driver who killed a London mother

2017/03/07|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

570 News March 7, 2017 MADD Canada is reacting strongly to the case of a Kitchener man who entered a guilty plea for a drunk driving crash that killed a 29-year old mother, and critically injured her two month old infant. Ahmed Darwish crashed his car in November on Highway 7 just before Trussler, after [...]

Man acquitted of drunk driving-related charge over delay in roadside test

2017/03/06|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

The Canadian Press March 6, 2017 TORONTO — An Ontario man has walked away from a drunk driving-related charge after a judge ruled that police took 10 minutes too long in administering a roadside screening test. Court heard that Hugo Buenrostro-Ramirez had nearly twice the legal amount of alcohol in his system when he rear-ended [...]

‘Don’t surprise the victims’: Correctional Service Canada needs to improve communications, MADD says

2017/02/24|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Star Phoenix February 24, 2017 Most victims of crime are hurled into Canada’s criminal justice system with little idea of how it works — and most learn very quickly that it’s not designed to accommodate them, according to Andrew Murie, head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. Federal agencies like Correctional Service Canada (CSC) need [...]