Starting in September of 2015, Quebecers will be able to do what all other North Americans, except Newfoundlanders, have been able to do for years — purchase personalized licence plates.
Quebec transport minister Sylvain Gaudreault made the announcement Thursday afternoon, saying the time has come — that his government has been listening to Quebecers who've been demanding for years what the rest of the continent calls 'vanity plates'.
The government is now searching for a private partner that would issue the plates, according to the norms set forth by the Quebec automobile insurance board.
People wishing to purchase the plates would have a seven-character limit. English words, or words of any other language, would be permitted, although the province will draw up a list of banned words and phrases.
It's not clear how much it would cost to get a vanity plate, but Gaudreault pointed out that the norm elsewhere in North America would be to charge anywhere from $100 to $250 for the plates.