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Ontario's Government for the People Protecting Youth, Keeping Roads Safe

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Ontario's Government for the People Protecting Youth, Keeping Roads Safe

Minister Yakabuski speaks at arrive alive DRIVE SOBER Conference

Ministry of Transportation

Today, Ontario Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski delivered remarks at the arrive alive DRIVE SOBER conference, focusing on protecting youth, supporting law enforcement and ensuring road safety within the province's tightly controlled cannabis market. 

"We are committed to working with our partners - arrive alive DRIVE SOBER and others - to protect youth and keep our roads safe." said John Yakabuski, Minister of Transportation. "We are steadfast in our message: driving high is never OK."

The recent passage of the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act demonstrates the government's commitment to:

  • Protect Ontario's youth by ensuring cannabis remains out of the hands of people under the age of 19
  • Protect Ontario's roads and ensure police enforce strict rules against drug-impaired driving
  • Combat the illegal market and provide consumers with a legal choice.

In June, 2018, the province passed 'Zero means Zero' tolerance measures targeting young, novice and commercial drivers - these drivers must have no presence of alcohol, cannabis or any other drug that impairs driving.

"I look forward to continuing to work with arrive alive," Yakabuski added, "and to reinforcing our dedication to road safety through this partnership - to keep our roads safe."

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