I ain't no English professor (hehe), but I believe the "By" being on the left of the comma restricts subsections i to iv to "[C]" only. If the "By" had been on the right of the comma, [A], AND [C] would have been associated to subsections i to iv.
I think it could be argued that the officer's conduct would fall under . Sure it would be a stretch, but purposely blocking the "passing" lane is, by far, my biggest pet peave with Canadian driving philosophy.
OK, I could be convinced that he didin't actually "stunt", but he was EASILY subject to prosecution under:
147. (1) Any vehicle travelling upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at that time and place shall, where practicable, be driven in the right-hand lane then available for traffic or as close as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the roadway. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 147 (1).
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a driver of a,
(a) vehicle while overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction;
(b) vehicle while preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway; or
(c) road service vehicle. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 147 (2).
If the cruiser is considered a "road service vehicle", then there is no offence and he was simply being a pompous, arrogant, power-trippin' a$$.
WAIT!!!... I put myself in the cops shoes in an attempt to understand his actions:
- Fantino has publicly stated that his officers are expected to obey every speed limit and set an example for this new era of "slower is safer".
- I can imagine how upsetting it must be for an officer to see other drivers exercising THEIR opinion of what an appropriate speed is, and joyously pulling away from him, while he's stuck at that dang "Fantino-limit" even though he knows it's too slow (I've never seen an OPP cruiser driving the speed limit until Fantino's era).
- So the OPP take advantage of Fantion's new solution and lash out at the vast majority of this provinces population who clearly refuse to accept 100 as a reasonable speed on the 401.
- Basic human reaction.