Reasonable Doubt: Drunk drivers have a lot to lose under B.C. impaired-driving regime, Part 2

As Justice McEwan pointed out in the Spencer case, the review provisions are “handicapped by the fact that hearings are not in person, the evidence is not sworn, that there is no cross examination, and that imposes no duty on the officer to provide all the relevant material”. Furthermore, the adjudicators are not legally trained and more often than not, will simply side with the police officer since they have no reason to lie whereas, in their minds, the applicant does.