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Nationalization of an Industry in Canada

'Broken system': Province to make driver examiners public service employees

Under NDP rule, Alberta transportation’s Brian Mason announces the nationalization of road testing and the beginning of forgoing the end of efficiency and driver testing quality.

October 11, 2018

'Broken system': Province to make driver examiners public service employees

Under NDP rule, Alberta transportation’s Brian Mason announces the nationalization of road testing and the beginning of forgoing the end of efficiency and driver testing quality.

October 11, 2018

De-privatization of driver testing increasing wait times, killing jobs, says industry

In this article, predictions were made that ended up being true.
Unfortunately, our offer of assistance to resolve these issues were ignored.

March 11, 2019

De-privatization of driver testing increasing wait times, killing jobs, says industry

In this article, predictions were made that ended up being true.
Unfortunately, our offer of assistance to resolve these issues were ignored.

March 11, 2019

‘Chaos in the industry’: Complaints mount over new Alberta driver exam system

Problems start to arise and are first reported 39 days after deprivitization.

April 8, 2019

‘Chaos in the industry’: Complaints mount over new Alberta driver exam system

Problems start to arise and are first reported 39 days after deprivitization.

April 8, 2019

UCP government looking at bringing driver testing back to the private sector

In retrospect, some suspect that the out-going NDP purposely broke a system to cause problems for the incoming UCP.

June 11, 2019

UCP government looking at bringing driver testing back to the private sector

In retrospect, some suspect that the out-going NDP purposely broke a system to cause problems for the incoming UCP.

June 11, 2019

Alberta addressing concerns with driver’s licence test delays

The province hired more examiners in hopes to resolve issues.
At the heart of the problem is the software behind the booking system.

June 24, 2019

Alberta addressing concerns with driver’s licence test delays

The province hired more examiners in hopes to resolve issues.
At the heart of the problem is the software behind the booking system.

June 24, 2019

New drivers waiting several weeks to be tested

School’s out and this summer no one got their licence.

Some start to realize the volume the private sector handled in the past.
More businesses are impacted.

July 8, 2019

New drivers waiting several weeks to be tested

School’s out and this summer no one got their licence.

Some start to realize the volume the private sector handled in the past.
More businesses are impacted.

July 8, 2019

United Conservatives look at making Alberta driving exam system private again

As the back-log continues, the answer is obvious.
But what to do about the already hired examiners?

July 23, 2019

United Conservatives look at making Alberta driving exam system private again

As the back-log continues, the answer is obvious.
But what to do about the already hired examiners?

July 23, 2019

'All options are on the table' as UCP vows to reduce driver exam backlog

The boiling point is near. 60-90 day wait times are expected with a backlog of 30,000 road tests says report.

August 30, 2019

'All options are on the table' as UCP vows to reduce driver exam backlog

The boiling point is near. 60-90 day wait times are expected with a backlog of 30,000 road tests says report.

August 30, 2019

Alberta to announce ‘immediate changes’ to reduce driver test wait times

Will the private sector be reinstated to provide efficiency to road testing once again? Will choice booking networks like RC3/AlbertaDriverExaminer.ca be restored? Why the media release and anticipation?

September 11, 2019

Alberta to announce ‘immediate changes’ to reduce driver test wait times

Will the private sector be reinstated to provide efficiency to road testing once again? Will choice booking networks like RC3/AlbertaDriverExaminer.ca be restored? Why the media release and anticipation?

September 11, 2019

Alberta to license 20 new driver examiners to meet increased demand for tests

Melodramatic. The announcement is another disappointment. Hiring more driver examiners on an unstable software platform will exacerbate the wait times even further.

20 more driver examiner will be unable to make a difference in addressing 30,000 back-logged road tests. It will take some time for new driver examiners that get hired to get up to speed. This process would increase the back-log. We’ll have to wait and see what the “Permanent” solution is. Hybrid System?

September 12, 2019

Alberta to license 20 new driver examiners to meet increased demand for tests

Melodramatic. The announcement is another disappointment. Hiring more driver examiners on an unstable software platform will exacerbate the wait times even further.

20 more driver examiner will be unable to make a difference in addressing 30,000 back-logged road tests. It will take some time for new driver examiners that get hired to get up to speed. This process would increase the back-log. We’ll have to wait and see what the “Permanent” solution is. Hybrid System?

September 12, 2019