A Prince Edward Island woman has failed in her attempts to get the government to issue free driver’s licences for people with low or modest incomes.
Deborah Kelly Hawkes tried to get the Supreme Court of Canada to hear her appeal after losing in P.E.I.’s Appeal Court earlier this year.
The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the application for leave to appeal the lower court’s decision.
In 2012, a P.E.I. Supreme Court judge dismissed Hawkes’ claim that named 17 people as respondents, including eight former or sitting judges.
The provincial appeal court dismissed her appeal of that decision.
Hawkes argued the driver’s licence fee placed an undue burden on low- or modest-income earners.
She also alleged her rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms were violated and she sought to have the claim certified as a class action proceeding.
The Supreme Court of Canada doesn’t give reasons when it dismisses an appeal.