IRP legal test with no remedy

A real test or a fake test?

Imagine for a second that a government started with a blank sheet of paper and wanted to design a law to deal with the difficult problem of impaired driving. They...

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Financial considerations

Financial Considerations of an IRP

Money is always an issue. If you are issued an IRP, you need to sit down and do some calculations right away to figure out what it's going to cost you....

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IRP defences – we know they exist

IRP defences

The Immediate Roadside Prohibition scheme was designed so there would be no defences to an IRP. That should come as no surprise. The Government didn't write the law with fairness...

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IRP 2.0 – Court upholds the legislation


We just received the decision of the Court in the IRP 2.0 challenge. Thumbs down. :( We'll update everyone here when we get a chance to go through the decision.

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IRP 2.0 court challenge

IRP 2.0 Court Challenge

As we explained earlier, we were involved in the challenge to the second version of the Immediate Roadside Prohibition scheme. The hearing took place just over a week ago in...

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Challenge to the IRP scheme version 2

Challenge to the IRP scheme version 2

Few people are aware that there was a challenge to the IRP scheme version 2. We didn't talk about it here on our blog because we thought it would be...

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Lawyers and the IRP scheme

Lawyers and the IRP scheme. But for lawyers, there would be almost no defences

We got the sense that the Government hates lawyers. We came to this conclusion because of the crappy legal aid funding situation, legislation the Government introduced that prohibits people from...

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The IRP law is bad law

The IRP law is bad law going the wrong way

We've said all along that the IRP law is bad law -- you can read several hundred of our blog posts to see our opinion on it. What always surprises...

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Government science behind the IRP scheme

There is no government science behind the IRP scheme

It's the anniversary of a dark day in the history of BC. June 15 marks the second year that the second version of the IRP scheme has been in effect....

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New Driver with an IRP

Class 7 "N" new driver with DUI? We can help

It's awful being a New Driver in BC. If you've got an “N” and you're accused of driving after drinking, you've got a big problem. In BC the graduated license program...

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