Archive for October, 2010

Finally, drunk driver’s are safer in British Columbia.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Ethan Baron, a Vancouver Province writer, wrote an article titled:

Finally, everyone’s safer – except drunk drivers

That’s the way the new, “toughest drunk driving laws in Canada” has been pitched to us. They’re tough on drunk drivers. That’ll make our roads safer.

Who could argue with safer roads? Not me.

But do these new laws really protect us from drunk drivers, r is it just the opposite?

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New “drunk driving laws” target the wrong people – according to a cop!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

When the cops think a law is bad, we know there is a problem.

I’d just come out of a downtown Vancouver office when I saw headline in the Vancouver Province:

WE’VE NOW BECOME THE JUDGE AND JURY

with the sub text:

Police union head says officer now spend time dealing with driviers who’ve had a few drinks rather than problem drunks who cause carnage on the road

Wow! What could cause Tom Stamatkis (the police union head mentioned in the article) to say such a thing? I had to forgo Tim Horton’s and plug the remaining $1.25 in my pocket into the vending box to find out.

Here is what’s causing the uproar, as published in The Province: (more…)

Should impaired driving lawyers be ashamed of themselves?

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Every so often we receive an e-mail from someone who is . . . let’s say disgruntled with what we do.

Here’s one from a reader (John) who believes that we (our business) should lose our licence (I’m not certain which licence), and that impaired driving lawyers should be ashamed of themselves.

I’ve reprinted John’s e-mail below, and below that is my response to him.

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