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May 18, 2022

Stay Safe And Sober On Roads, Waterways And Trails This Victoria Day Weekend

Oakville, Ontario – As Canadians look forward to the Victoria Day holiday long weekend, MADD Canada is urging everyone to make it a safe one by always driving sober, or arranging a sober ride home if they are consuming alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. “MADD Canada wishes everyone a happy, fun and safe holiday long weekend,” said MADD Canada National…

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March 21, 2022

Some Canadians Drive While Believing They Are Impaired By Alcohol Cannabis Or Other Drugs, MADD Canada Survey Shows

Oakville, Ontario – Many Canadians drive after consuming alcohol, cannabis, and illicit drugs, medications (prescribed or not) or other substances for recreational purposes or to get high even though they believe they are impaired, according to MADD Canada’s second National Survey On Driving After Alcohol, Cannabis, Or Drug Use. These behaviours are elevated among young males aged 18-34. The poll, released…

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March 17, 2022

Plan Before You Party This St. Patrick’s Day – Arrange a Sober Ride Home

Oakville, Ontario – With pandemic restrictions lifting, more Canadians are likely to be out celebrating this upcoming St Patrick’s Day. MADD Canada is urging everyone to help prevent impaired driving and keep roads safe by planning ahead for a sober ride home. “If you’re gathering with family and friends to raise some green pints in honour of St. Patrick’s Day,…

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February 10, 2022

Tackle The Driving Decision Before The Big Game Begins – Plan Ahead For A Sober Ride

Oakville, Ontario – How are you getting home after this Sunday’s championship match-up between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals? MADD Canada is urging you to arrange a sober ride if your Super Bowl festivities include alcohol, cannabis or other drugs. “Leaving the car at home and arranging sober transportation is a winning play for everyone,” said MADD…

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December 22, 2021

Give The Gift Of Safety This Holiday Season – Drive Sober Or Arrange A Sober Ride Home

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada is urging all Canadians to help protect one another from impaired driving this holiday season by planning ahead for sober rides. “With Christmas celebrations in full swing, and New Year’s just a few days away, we are asking everyone to make sober transportation part of their plans,” said MADD Canada National President Jaymie-Lyne Hancock. “If…

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December 14, 2021

MADD Canada and So.Beer Launch Inaugural Dry January Canada Challenge

National challenge encourages Canadians to experience health and wellness benefits of abstaining from alcohol for one month Toronto, December 14, 2021 – This January, Canadians across the country are invited to participate in the Dry January Canada Challenge. MADD Canada is partnering with So.Beer, The Naked Collective’s Non Alcoholic beer brand, to create this campaign promoting health and wellness among…

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November 16, 2021

MADD Canada Raises Concerns About Toronto City Council Decision to Halt Rideshare Driver’s Licences

Oakville, Ontario – MADD Canada is strongly concerned about a recent decision by Toronto City Council to temporarily stop issuing licences for rideshare drivers, particularly with the busy holiday season coming up. Earlier this month, Toronto City Council stopped issuing rideshare driver’s licences until a mandatory driver training program is implemented. MADD Canada fully supports the implementation of the mandatory…

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November 1, 2021

Family Of Woman Killed By Impaired Driver Helps MADD Canada Launch National Sober Driving Holiday Awareness Campaign

Red Deer, Alberta – The family of Chloe Kaniusis, who was killed in an impaired driving crash in 2014, joins MADD Canada, Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston, RCMP and emergency responders today in Red Deer, Alberta to launch MADD Canada’s national Project Red Ribbon campaign to promote sober driving during the holiday season. Chloe and her mother, Brenda, were returning…

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October 14, 2021

10 Impaired Driving Charges/Short-Term Suspensions Laid Every Hour in Canada

Oakville, Ontario – An average of 10 impaired driving criminal charges and short-term provincial licence suspensions were laid every hour in Canada in 2019, as shown in a new report from MADD Canada. The report, Short-Term Alcohol and Drug-Related Licence Suspensions and Federal Impaired Driving Charges Laid Per Year, Per 100,000 Residents and the Average Per Day, by Jurisdiction: Canada,…

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October 7, 2021

Giving Thanks For Canadians Who Do Their Part To Prevent Impaired Driving

Oakville, Ontario – As Canadians prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, MADD Canada is giving thanks for all those who are doing their part to keep roads safe from impaired driving. “To everyone who makes the commitment to never drive impaired, and who plan ahead for a sober ride home if they’re going to be consuming alcohol, cannabis or other…

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September 2, 2021

Celebrate Responsibly This Holiday Long Weekend – Drive, Ride and Boat Sober

Oakville, Ontario – With the Labour Day holiday weekend nearly here, MADD Canada is urging Canadians to keep themselves and one another safe by never driving, riding or boating impaired. “We can celebrate this last long weekend of the summer while also keeping roads, ATV trails, and lakes and waterways free from impaired driving,” said MADD Canada National President Jaymie-Lyne…

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July 29, 2021

Make Safety Part Of Your Weekend Plans – Drive Sober or Arrange a Sober Ride

Oakville, Ontario –As more Canadians get out and about with the easing of pandemic-related restrictions, and with the weekend coming up – a holiday long weekend in many parts of the country – MADD Canada is asking everyone to keep one another safe by never operating any vehicle impaired. “We’re asking everyone to do their part to prevent impaired driving.…

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