Grant Gottgetreu

Grant on The Mike Smyth Show: Short-term rental battles, Lowering speed limits, & Canucks viewing parties!

“… you see thee high end Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and everything with ‘N’ signs on them, and I don’t know if a new driver should be driving a car like that… Maybe stick to something that’s not going to go very fast.” “The cars are built faster, and they’re safer… So people have a false sense of security. Mini vans now have the same horsepower that muscle cars had in the 60s… Increasing speeding points and fines, the only impact that…

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Grant on the Jill Bennet Show: Raising doubts over the home-flipping tax, Protecting vulnerable road users, & Viewing next week’s solar eclipse!

“Most people give a wide berth when they pass cyclist anyways, sometimes the road design doesn’t allow for a car to creep too far to the left unfortunately if the shoulder is too narrow or there’s no shoulder” “I think it’s a good idea. I think enforcement might be extremely difficult simply because some people might not have a clue what 1 meter is” “This is one more law in the book, that I think is going to have very…

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Grant on the Mike Smyth Show: What now for the BC Land Act?, Hefty fines for speeding in bus lanes, & Pickton eligible for parole

“Drive without due care, that’s 6 points, that’s not 3 points. And the traffic court, the justice of the peace, they don’t have jurisdiction or authority to lower the points. They can’t take something that’s 6 points and lower it to 3.” “Why is this one 3 points? I’m just kind of wondering, I don’t know if it was properly reported by the RCMP” “To this day, some will raise the fines, some won’t. They’ll raise the fines if both…

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Grant on the Mike Smyth Show: Federal government announce $15 million to fight auto theft

“But, part of the problem is there is no deterrent, because possession of stolen property, if it’s a vehicle, you’re really not going to get any serious time for it in court” “And if the vehicle is valued under $5000…you’re not going to get any serious jail time, that’s just the reality of it” “It’s pretty vague what the government says, they need to provide a little bit more detail and definition” “The vast majority of vehicles during my almost…

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Grant on the Mike Smyth Show: Dos and don’ts of winter driving, Loblaws facing criticism over expiring food items, & Limiting international students entering Canada

“I’m from Winnipeg, I know all about cold, snow winter, out here (Vancouver) they haven’t got a clue” “He’s half right” “Too many municipalities are closing the barn door after the horse leaves so to speak, when it comes to the maintenance of the road” “By the time they hit the streets, it’s pandemonium already” “In your years as a police officer, did you ever see people driving on incorrect tires”“Lots of times, you usually don’t discover it until you…

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Grant on the Mike Smyth Show: Property taxes, Struggling business resorts to crowdfunding, & Catching distracted drivers!

“The drivers of these trucks are obviously not taking the time to measure the height of their load and they probably don’t understand the distance in height with some of the over passes” “At the end of the day, the blame lies directly on the shoulders of the driver” “I think if you hit them in the pocket book, that’s always good.” “Make them pay for the cost of the repairs” “Oh it’s creative, definitely creative, … you dress up…

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Lawyers: why your client should hire a subject matter expert

Expert witnesses can be the crucial factor that decides the fate of a trial. Their purpose is to provide unbiased opinion on a specialist subject so that a judge or jury can make a more informed decision. Lawyers will be well-aware of the value an expert witness can bring and if it were up to them, most would not go to court without one. Convincing their clients to hire an expert, however, is another matter. They might be put off…

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