February 19, 2007

MADD Canada announces new National President

Oakville, Ontario – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada has announced that Margaret Miller has been named the organization’s next National President. Her two-year term will commence in September, when she takes over from current National President Karen Dunham.

Miller is a mother of three from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, where she is an active volunteer member of the MADD Cobequid Chapter. Her son Bruce, a police constable in Springhill, Nova Scotia, was killed last May at age 26 in Prince Edward Island when returning to a lodge from a hunting dog competition. His car was involved in a head-on collision with an impaired driver who had crossed over the centre line.

Last year, the Miller family and MADD Canada representatives worked with the PEI Government to introduce a new roadside memorial program. The Island was the first jurisdiction in Canada to implement a memorial program; the first White Cross Memorial was erected in May 2006 to pay tribute to Constable Bruce Miller.

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