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Ottawa warns that a crackdown on impaired drivers is fast approaching

2018/12/04|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

December 4,2018 CBC Liberal ministers are warning that the risk of being nabbed for impaired driving will increase "exponentially" this holiday season — even as they concede their new impaired driving law is likely to face a court challenge. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair held a news conference Tuesday [...]

MADD Canada launches Red Ribbon campaign

2018/11/16|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: , |

CTV Ottawa November 16, 2018 It’s a ribbon symbolizing a commitment to drive sober. MADD Canada launched its annual Project Red Ribbon campaign at city hall Friday morning. “It’s ok to go out and have a good time but make wise choices afterwards so you arrive home safe,” said Cheryl Tofflemire. Her husband was killed [...]

Judge was wrong to sentence drunk driver to weekend jail, appeal court rules

2016/03/10|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

OTTAWA CITIZEN March 10, 2016 An Ottawa judge whose creative sentence allowed a drunk driver to save his job by serving his jail time on weekends has had her decision overturned by the Ontario Court of Appeal. The sentence of Ontario Court Justice Ann Alder was not only improper, it was also too short, according [...]

MADD launches 2015 Red Ribbon Campaign

2015/11/05|Categories: Article, Project Red Ribbon|Tags: , |

580 CFRA News November 5, 2015 MADD has officially launched its 28th annual Red Ribbon campaign aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of impaired driving. It's also a pledge by anyone with a red ribbon on their vehicle not to drink and drive. Kathy Sadler watched as police officers, paramedics and fire fighters tied [...]

MADD Ottawa marking 20th anniversary with a memorial

2015/10/28|Categories: Article|Tags: |

580 CFRA October 28, 2015 The city has passed a motion that will see a memorial to the victims of impaired drivers built in the capital. The memorial will be located at the fountain on the Laurier Street side of Ottawa city hall Mayor Jim Watson explained that it would be a place where family [...]

MADD Canada not ready to hitch ride with Uber

2015/02/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , |

CBC News February 9, 2015 The Canadian chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is steering clear of the debate over Uber, even though MADD's influential U.S. branch is crediting the ride dispatching app with helping reduce impaired driving in that country. A study co-commissioned by MADD and Uber Technologies Inc. and released January 27 draws [...]

Enough to make you MADD

2015/01/09|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |

OTTAWA SUN January 9, 2015 How can you possibly convince a 17-year-old -- with his or her entire bright future in front of them -- that they could simply become a statistic? Daunting. Maybe absolutely impossible. For parents, scary as hell. MADD -- Mothers Against Drunk Drivers -- does what it can. As part of [...]