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All B.C.-based Delta grads fail re-test

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- One hundred drivers that received their Class 1 licence from Delta Driving School in Calgary wer...


VANCOUVER, B.C. — One hundred drivers that received their Class 1 licence from Delta Driving School in Calgary were retested by the B.C. government recently with every one of them failing the test.

The school was recently involved in a police investigation with charges laid against the head instructor and a local doctor who were accused of providing students with bogus Class 1 licences. Police say hundreds of Canadian truckers many from outside Alberta, may have obtained commercial driver’s licences through the school.

The B.C. government moved quickly to re-test drivers that attended the school in question. Moira Wellwood of the Insurance Corp. of B.C. confirmed "all the drivers failed the retest."

Many of the licences were obtained by drivers from outside the province who then converted it to their province of residence. The Manitoba government is also monitoring the police investigation.

“We’re taking a very close look at the situation there to see if there are any implications here in Manitoba,” Gail Granger of Manitoba Public Insurance told the Calgary Sun.


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