Ontario scraps licence plate redesign, will revert to old design


TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford says he’s scrapping a redesign of Ontario’s licence plates, returning to the old, white-and-blue “Yours to Discover” version.

New blue licence plates that the Progressive Conservative government rolled out this year using a slogan of “A Place to Grow” proved difficult to read in the dark.

After the government and consumer services minister originally insisted the new plates were fine, the government acknowledged the problem and said manufacturer 3M would deliver an “enhanced” plate.

Ford says in a statement today that after thorough testing by law enforcement and other key stakeholders, Ontario is following their advice and won’t go ahead with the new plate for passenger vehicle use.

Ontario licence plates will instead revert to the old design, and Ford says the issue that saw some plates start peeling has been resolved.

The province says about 145,000 of the blue plates have been made.


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