However he has a valid license from the country he lives in and showed it to the officer.
The Ministry told him that they can't issue him a license without him being a resident of Ontario.
The Ministry person as an example mentioned that if I (as a Canadian citizen) drove to Florida and got pulled over I would never receive a ticket for not having a Floridian license. Same thing for him; he's visiting Canada legally and has a license from his country (Bermuda).
I called my insurance company and they said as long as he has a valid license from his country he is allowed to drive the car.
So ... was this ticket issued improperly by the LEO?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
32. (1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway unless the motor vehicle is within a class of motor vehicles in respect of which the person holds a drivers licence issued to him or her under this Act.
So now we need to dig into the part that says "issued under this act". Does a drivers license issued outside of Ontario still qualify as being issued under this act? I don't know the answer to this, so somebody else will have to chime in.
+++ This is not legal advice, only my opinion +++
The exemption is under section 34 of the HTA.
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