Ontario road testers examining strike

TORONTO — If you have plans for a road test in Ontario they might have to be put on hold.

The province’s driving examiners and their contract with DriveTest expired Wednesday night, but negotiations continue between the two sides and a strike extension has been agreed upon until 2 a.m. on Aug. 21.

A strike by USW Local 9511 would only affect driving tests and not other services provided through the Ministry of Transportation, such as driver’s licence renewals, replacements or suspension reinstatements, or services related to plates, parking permits, and driver abstracts.

It’s expected drivers with licences that require a retest when they expire will automatically have their licences extended until the end of the strike, if there is a strike.

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