The CEO of MADD Canada is fully supportive of SGI’s decision to sue two Saskatoon bars which served a woman alcohol prior to a fatal vehicle crash.
The incident killed a family of four in Saskatoon.
Saskatchewan’s Crown-owned insurance company served notice to the bars that served alcohol to Catherine McKay who drove into a car carrying the Van de Vorst family in January 2016.
S-G-I executive vice-president Earl Cameron says he believes it’s a case of contributory negligence.
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MADD CEO Andrew Murie says this isn’t a new situation around Canada, but it certainly is for Saskatchewan.
“What we have noticed in provinces that have private insurance, that the bars are very responsible on their liability because they don’t want to be sued,” Murie said. “It’s a game-changer. I’m really pleased that SGI is stepping up and sending that message.”
Jordan, Chanda, Miguire and Kamryn Van de Vorst were killed as a result of the accident.