May 14, 2007

MADD Canada asks Parliament to “Pass Bill C-32 and make your mothers proud”

Oakville, Ontario – Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada yesterday made a Mother’s Day wish for federal MPs to pass Bill C-32, the government’s impaired driving legislation. The bill is currently before the House of Commons Justice Committee and is scheduled to begin hearing later this month.

“We are making a Mother’s Day wish for Parliament to expeditiously pass this important piece of legislation,” says MADD Canada national president Karen Dunham. “MADD Canada’s mothers and family members want to put an end to Canadians being senselessly killed and injured in impaired driving crashes. This legislation will make a big difference and we hope it is not held up due to politics. What we’re saying to Parliamentarians today is ‘Pass Bill C-32 and make your mothers proud’.”

MADD Canada says it supports the legislation because it provides police with tools to detect drug-impaired drivers; increases penalties for drug-impaired driving; strengthens presumptions of breath and blood tests; and promotes awareness about impaired driving.

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