The new federal justice minister says the Conservative government is considering changes to impaired driving legislation in the Criminal Code. But Peter MacKay, who only took over the portfolio earlier this month, wouldn't say exactly what is being pondered as he headed into a meeting with crime victims in Edmonton.
The holiday season is often when anti-drunk-driving groups ramp up their campaigns to remind holiday-goers of the hazards of getting behind the wheel after a night of holiday revelry. But many of those ads are simply not effective, says one experienced ad executive.
As MADD Canada marked the 25th anniversary of its Project Red Ribbon campaign on Thursday, victims of drunk drivers, police and politicians were hoping people will get the message ahead of the holiday season not to drink and drive.