The Minister of Transportation says the fees for G1 and G2 will not being going up as announced Thursday by the Ontario PC’s
In a statement issued Friday morning the Liberal Minister debunked the information about driver’s license fees increasing July 1st.
“Patrick Brown and his Conservative Party have been making false claims today about how much it will cost you to drive in Ontario come July 1st. I want to be very clear that there will be absolutely no increase for drivers completing their G1 and M1 knowledge tests on July 1st. The fee for G1 and M1 knowledge tests will continue to be $15.75.” Del Duca said in a statement.
Part of road safety is ensuring that commercial drivers are properly tested and licensed. This is why, in addition to introducing Mandatory Entry-Level Training (MELT), MTO has updated the knowledge and road tests for all commercial licences (A, B, C, D, E and F) to ensure new commercial drivers can demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to drive safely.” Del Duca said.
On Thursday, the Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown issued a media statement and also spoke to Northern Ontario Media about the increases.
“It’s appalling they chose Canada’s 150th anniversary to increase these drivers’ fees, and we can only guess they did it quietly because they wanted nobody to notice,” said PC Leader Patrick Brown. “Is this Liberal government so desperate for cash that it has to make life more expensive for drivers across the province?”
Del Duca responded , “The cost associated with this change will only apply to commercial drivers, not to the majority of drivers (78%) who write the G1 or M1.”
THE MTO has updated the website to ensure that the information is accurately communicated to those wishing to take their G1 or M1 knowledge test post-July 1st: http://www.mto.gov.on.ca