Cleared to drive

Cleared to drive

June 27, 2017

27 June, 2017

A driver who moved to Ontario from British Columbia complained to our office that his job was at risk because of an impaired driving conviction from 13 years earlier.

A driver who moved to Ontario from British Columbia complained to our office that his job was at risk because of an impaired driving conviction from 13 years earlier. Although his B.C. licence was valid, the Ministry would not licence him in Ontario unless he completed the “Back on Track” program and installed a breath-testing device in his vehicle. Ombudsman staff assisted the man in providing relevant documentation about his B.C. driving record, which met the requirements of the Ministry’s interprovincial licence exchange program. He was issued his Ontario licence within two weeks.