Q&A - Dispute Affected by Canada Post?
My wife got a speeding ticket on 17 on her way to YVR - she is a flight attendant. That date was July 24th, 2014. It was disputed but to date we have not heard further. My question is twofold. Canada Post as you may know has become horribly inefficient in delivering mail, and, our "super" box has been broken into several times. Question, is there a time limit for serving notice of hearing and, can service be affected by Canada Post's snail mail?
With regard to offender's failure to receive Notice of Hearing, I feel it may well be considered by the Justice, a weak and overworked excuse for failure to appear. And, perhaps, rightly so. But for my own part, a law abiding citizen who deems it absolutely necessary to monitor automobile drivers, it is really unfortunate that the Courts will rely on the fact that Canada Post has delivered its Notice of Hearing to the offender. Problem being, many offenders will abuse this excuse and use it when, in fact, delivery of this Notice has been received! I really believe that "Service" must be done either by registered mail or, better, personally. As I have stated with some sense of shame: Canada Post cannot be trusted to deliver mail! Yours very truly, Gord M.