Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Wall Calls on Ministers to Help Stop Province's Impaired Driving Problem

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Wall Calls on Ministers to Help Stop Province's Impaired Driving Problem

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Wall asks for help lowering drunk driving rates

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REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is calling on his ministers to come up with suggestions for tackling the province's high drinking and driving rates when the legislature reconvenes next month.

In a Facebook post Saturday morning, Wall says although his government has strengthened penalties for drinking and driving with longer licence suspensions and vehicle seizures -- among other measures -- the problem in Saskatchewan "persists."

He says he has asked the Minister of Justice and the Minister of SGI to consider further action. He says the government will also look at implementing programs similar to those in British Columbia and Alberta.

The premier's comments come after Mothers Against Drunk Driving urged the province toughen penalties to stop what the group calls a "pervasive culture" of impaired driving. …

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