I agree, never pay a parking ticket. The City of Victoria in particular can F**K right off.
I would not risk riding without a license. You are too screwed if caught. It's too hard to do now, those auto plate readers and our rights are so erroded now that we have no rights anymore.
I would advocate playing a game with the Stoopidintendant where you get the notice in the mail (regular mail- not registered) and then hide out and drive nicely. At the end of three months of very nice driving go to them (assuming you were never stopped by a cop and produced a license) and ask to reinstate your license you mailed in 3 months earlier and plead ignorance. Make lots of noise and be indignant that you have served your 3 month suspension.
Or play a variation of this game.
Or write a very nice letter and live with a one month suspension.
Breaking bullshit laws you do not have to feel guilty or bad about, but I drive slower now to save gas and brakes.
Would it not be cool to watch http://www.kmph.ca/products/laser-protection/
and have one of the cops get smoked by a car?
One more reason one should always dispute every ticket and bog down the system.