We've met British Columbia Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety John van Dongen twice before on this blog:
The first time was when he refused to say if he supported a policy that allows Vancouver Transit Police to taser 'non-compliant' passengers. He said, "I'm not the expert on that." Not an expert? A provincial Solicitor General that is apparently unfamiliar with the Criminal Code of Canada s. 269.1? WTF? [LINK]
The second time was when he said that putting civilians into investigative roles would be impracticable. "We have to have people who are skilled at investigations and who can conduct them properly." In other words, only the police should investigate the police. Yeah dude, how's that been working out, eh? [LINK]
Well - in today's news - he has resigned his cabinet post after losing his driver's license. He said the decision to resign was triggered by two 'excessive speeding' citations (40+ kph over the limit). And in the four years before he became SG he had received another seven 'regular speeding' tickets. That makes nine. [LINK]
He's lucky he wasn't tasered during one or more of these many speeding incidents...
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