MADD Canada

MADD Canada

October 18, 2006 08:51 ET

Report Card for Provinces' impaired driving laws released Thursday

Comprehensive report and podcast on country’s laws on this Thursday -- MADD Canada releasing 'Rating the Provinces and Territories: The 2006 Report Card'

Attention: News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2006) - MADD Canada will be releasing its comprehensive study of provincial and territorial legislative initiatives to reduce impaired driving Thursday morning.

'Rating the Provinces and Territories: The 2006 Report Card' (RTP 2006) thoroughly reviews and grades each jurisdiction's impaired driving legislation. This is the organization's third study since 2000 and MADD Canada uses the findings to encourage the introduction of better, more effective laws from governments throughout Canada.

Full details of RTP 2006, including a podcast interview with study co-author Professor Robert Solomon, can be found Thursday morning on the MADD Canada website. The RTP 2006 study will be on-line in its entirety, as well as national and regional press releases and resourceful background notes.

Visit to listen to the podcast and review the grades of each jurisdiction and how they performed in relation to their 2000 and 2003 ratings.

*** MEDIA NOTE: Study Release and Podcast on
8 a.m. (E.T) Thursday, October 19, 2006

MADD Canada will have spokespersons available throughout the country. Both MADD Canada's CEO Andrew Murie and Director of Legal Policy (co-author of the study) Professor Robert Solomon will be available for interviews throughout Thursday and Friday. Call MADD Canada to pre-arrange interviews.

/For further information: Chris George, Media Relations (905) 641-0800/ IN: JUSTICE, POLITICS, TRANSPORT

Contact Information

  • Andrew Murie, Chief Executive Officer
    Primary Phone: 800-665-6233 ext. 224