WINNIPEG — Tougher penalties will come into effect December 16 for those who choose to drink and drive in Manitoba.
The province is implementing immediate roadside vehicle impoundment and license suspensions for drivers who register a “warn” level (blood alcohol content of .05 to .079) on an approved screening device.
WINNIPEG — An Indigenous man in Manitoba has had his NDN CAR personalized licence plate returned, but an avid “Star Trek” fan learned resistance is futile in his court fight to get his Borg-themed plate back.
Nick Troller had filed a legal challenge against Manitoba Public Insurance over its decision to revoke the ASIMIL8 plate after receiving a complaint that it was offensive to Indigenous people.
WINNIPEG — A lawyer representing Manitoba says a “Star Trek” fan wasn’t allowed to keep his personalized ASIMIL8 licence plate because the word cannot be removed from the history of forced assimilation of Indigenous people in the province.
Manitoba Justice lawyer Charles Murray told a Winnipeg court Monday that licence plates are owned and issued by Manitoba Public Insurance, and the insurer cannot be divorced from a historical context of “cultural genocide.”