Month: February 2019
NPA Councillor Melissa De Genova appears to have tabled a motion that suggests the City of Vancouver should try to withhold driver’s licenses from individuals who have not paid these fines. However, there is currently no statutory authority for this to be done. Her motion would have the City of Vancouver pressure the province to amend BC’s Motor Vehicle Act for the sole purpose of the City collecting more revenue.
It is unlikely this will happen.
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New testing methods to evaluate impairment were introduced alongside the legalization of cannabis. The reality is we are going to see more and more drug-impaired driving cases both at criminal and civil trials. This online talk is aimed at providing both civil and criminal lawyers with a better understanding of these methods, including the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program.
Vancouver criminal and DUI lawyer Kyla Lee joins Drex on The Shift With Drex to talk about the reasons why Jody Wilson-Raybould may have been shuffled out of the role of Justice Minister, what this means for the SNC Lavalin affair, and what may be next on the horizon, politically, for JWR.
This week on Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! we look at the power of courts to determine the constitutional validity of legislation. Some courts have the power to strike down laws, while others do not. And if certain charges can only be dealt with in certain courts, then remedies for unconstitutional laws may be out of the grasp of accused individuals. Is this fair? I think not, and the Supreme Court of Canada could have had an opportunity to correct the issue.
Watch this week’s episode to find out more.
I’m also pleased to announce that the Driving Law podcast is now part of the Cannabis Media Collective!
Click the link below to read the three weirdest and wackiest legal cases of this week!