Feb 02, 2015 - MP MARK WARAWA INTRODUCES BILL C-652: KASSANDRA'S LAW

Today, Langley MP Mark Warawa rose in the House of Commons and delivered the following statement while introducing Private Members Bill C-652: Kassandra’s Law.

"Mr. Speaker, I’m honoured to introduce Kassandra’s Law on behalf of Canadians who have had a loved one killed by an impaired driver. I want to thank the Member for Winnipeg South Centre for her important support on this issue, and for her hard work.

“One thousand Canadians are killed every year by a person who chose to drive while they were drunk or impaired instead of taking a bus or a taxi. Impaired driving is the number one cause of criminal death in Canada every year, Mr. Speaker. Family and friends are devastated and their lives are torn apart when this happens.

“In 2011, 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius was tragically killed by a drunk driver. Her family joined others who have also lost loved ones to impaired drivers, and created an organization called Families for Justice. Nearly 90,000 Canadians have signed petitions calling for changes to the Criminal Code.

“Mr. Speaker, Kassandra’s Law, does one thing that Families for Justice and tens of thousands of Canadians are calling for: to call this terrible crime what it truly is: ‘Vehicular Homicide.’

“Thank you, Mr. Speaker.”

 Source: Mark Warawa.com


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