Please don’t drink and drive
If you think Canada you probably think a maple leaf, maybe a beaver or two, a Hudson’s Bay blanket.
Canada Dry Mott’s has undertaken a campaign to add the Caesar to that list. You can vote online at www.canadasnationalcocktail.ca to make the Caesar to Canada what the margarita is to Mexico or the Mojito is to Cuba.
Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc added his vote Thursday, using a member’s statement in the House of Commons to urge the recognition of the Caesar "as our very own"
."An innovation as Canadian as the goalie mask, the Caesar created some 40 years ago in Calgary by Walter Chell, there are now some 1 million Caesars poured daily in Canada," LeBlanc crowed.
He used the opportunity to also remind Canadians to drive safely, and congratulated Canada Dry Motts for making a generous donation to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
It’s a reminder we apparently still need.
CAA Manitoba today released results of a survey that shows even though 98 per cent of Manitobans know it is socially unacceptable to drive drunk, 35 per cent of those surveyed admitted that they drove after drinking at least once in the last year.
Even more alarming is that one in five people surveyed admitted they were likely over the legal limit when they got behind the wheel at least once in the last year.
It’s hard not to think those are just the people who were honest enough to admit to it.
Please enjoy your Caesar’s but please don’t drink and drive.