Dec 21 2017 – Kevin Yaworski – Public Advocate – WiseupWinnipeg
There appears to be some public interest legislation that came out of the last MB Parliament session like improvements to Ombudsman, Disclosure and …
What about the new Provincial Offenses Act (POA) and MB Bylaw Enforcement Act (MBEA) ammendments that are arguably unconstitutional and makes it easier for them to try and ignore charter rights and other legal rights while ignoring abuse by CoW, GoM, WPS, Xerox / Conduent, TSS, WPA, G4S Tech and MPIC? There is over 300,000 alleged simple traffic, parking and bylaw offences issued per year and trending up. The majority are unfair or unlawful and those contesting abused again in court with in professional conduct, errors and bias by many of the Crown, JJP’s and some Justices.
The new parking offence “review” process is already under Judicial Review related to at least unlawful KYZ alleged offenses. The delays to go to trial charter issues are being heard by MB’s higest Court the Court of Appeal (CA). The amendments to the HTA to allow vehicle owners to be issued photo enforcement alleged offences is being challenged in Court of QB and if needed CA.
Dangerously short but very profitable 4 sec amber time policy regardless of speed and most other factors being challenged in Court with City Engineer Luis Escobar resigned and WPS expert admitting his study and report based on Escobar’s report which was more than just flawed. Stay tuned for updates on these and other direct actions by WUW and members.
These legislation, bylaw and policy changes had little to no public consultation and are clearly against public interests based on a trend of behavior by those above.
They only make it harder to contest unfair and unlawful traffic, parking and bylaw alleged offences and boost apparent revenue. This is short sighted and the impacts are enormous. It equates to unlawful taxation as fines and worse and involves over $5 Billion since 2003 considering velocity of money.
If you are concerned contact your MLA and Councillor, the Premier and Mayor, the Justice Minister, the Auditor General, CoW Integrity Commissioner, MB Conflict of Interest Commissioner, Chief Justices, APEGM, LSM, Ombudsman and others involved. If needed appeal and or escolate formal complaints and use FIPPA etc…
Once enough of the public work collectively things will change. Waiting till the next election has failed repeatedly. More needs to be done in between them.
December 8, 2017
LEGISLATIVE SESSION CHARTS NEW COURSE, FOCUSED ON LONG-TERM, SUSTAINABLE MEASURES
Sounds like I spoke to soon about public interest legislation.
By: Todd MacKay