‘Fred Flint­stone’ puts lien on woman’s van

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

TORONTO — They’re the modern stone age ve­hi­cle liens.

A 75-year-old east­ern On­tario woman dis­cov­ered that a Fred Flint­stone liv­ing on Yel­low Brick Road and his daugh­ter Peb­bles had liens on her van when she tried to trade the ve­hi­cle.

The mem­ber for pro­vin­cial par­lia­ment, Randy Hil­lier, raised her case in the On­tario leg­is­la­ture Wed­nes­day. Doc­u­ments ap­pear to show the liens were reg­is­tered by the On­tario Min­istry of Gov­ern­ment and Con­sumer Ser­vices dur­ing a test, and minister Tracy MacCharles says it was a case of hu­man er­ror.

Hil­lier de­manded to know why the mat­ter took so long to fix — he says it took nine months to re­solve the is­sue — but MacCharles says the woman con­tacted the min­istry in March and the liens were dis­charged then. Hil­lier says this is clearly an act of gross in­com­pe­tence, as ev­ery­one knows Fred Flint­stone drives a foot-mo­bile not a 2006 Chevy Up­lan­der.

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