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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 [...]

Wilson-Raybould said impaired driving bill would not violate charter rights

2017/05/13|Categories: Article|Tags: |

Canadian Press May 13, 2017 Justice Minister and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould announces changes regarding the legalization of marijuana during a news conference in Ottawa, Thursday, April 13, 2017. File photo by The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld Demanding a breath sample from a motorist is no different than asking for their licence and registration, [...]

Mandatory Screening Provision in Bill C-46 Will Reduce Impaired Driving Crashes, Deaths and Injuries in Canada

2017/05/12|Categories: National Media Release|Tags: |

Oakville/Ontario – The mandatory screening provision in Bill C-46, the Government of Canada’s recently proposed legislation to reform impaired driving laws, will significantly reduce impaired driving in Canada, saving hundreds of lives and preventing thousands of injuries each year, says MADD Canada. “Simply put, mandatory screening is one of the single most effective ways Canada [...]

Why Mandatory Roadside Breath Screening?

2017/05/11|Categories: Online Statement|Tags: |

The Liberal government recently introduced Bill C-46, which would update, simplify and rationalize the federal impaired driving law. In terms of traffic safety, the most important change is the “mandatory alcohol screening” (MAS) provision. However, defence lawyers and others claim that the current law works well and that MAS is unnecessary. It is difficult to [...]

Canada ranks first in driving deaths linked to alcohol

2016/07/12|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

Radio Canada CBC Tuesday 12 July, 2016 Among 19 rich countries, Canada has the highest percentage of road deaths caused by alcohol impairment, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Overall, road fatalities are down in Canada, but 34 per cent of them are related to drinking. That makes it the biggest cause of [...]