Section 3(2) of the Provincial Offences Act seems to require that the officer sign the certificate of offence.
Is this a valid defense? Should I get a trial date?
O. Reg. 497/94: ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS [Click for link]
2. (1) A document is properly signed in an electronic format if the document contains a code, name or number of a person that is capable of identifying the person as the originator of the document and the code, name or number,
(a) is generated by electronic means at the same time as the document being signed or on completion of the document; and
(b) is reasonably secure against unauthorized use. O. Reg. 497/94, s. 2 (1).
(2) A code, name or number is presumed reasonably secure against unauthorized use,
(a) if the physical means of generating it are themselves protected; or
(b) if the electronic means of generating it are themselves a secure code or if those means are protected by a password issued in confidence to the originator of the document. O. Reg. 497/94, s. 2 (2).