Vanity plates coming to Quebec in 2015

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.

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  1. markR posted on 01/30/2014 04:13 PM
    Would religious symbols be allowed?
  2. George73 posted on 01/30/2014 04:43 PM
    So the PQ "government" is listening to Quebekers when it comes to the issue of vanity plates?

    Nice to know they are concentrating on the important issues. But then again, $200+ for a plate is a convenient cash grab to support their intolerant agenda.

    I guess that one of the banned plates will be PQSUCKS
  3. Sam posted on 01/30/2014 06:46 PM
    Can't wait to see the list of banned words and phrases ... or will they allow the public to see this. Maybe it's just for the bureaucrats so they can make it up as they go along.
  4. John posted on 01/30/2014 06:49 PM
    It's about time
  5. jo posted on 01/30/2014 09:32 PM
    I'm glad the wait of many years of quebecers demanding for this has finally come. Phew. This is great news. Now this means that improvements in heath care, education, economy, lower taxes, better infrastructure is just around the corner since citizens have also been demanding this for years too! Thanks for listening my attentive government.
  6. 77flux posted on 02/01/2014 02:04 PM
    Will they continue to allow people to have plates that say "BAD" and the number "666".

    How ironic. Religious symbols are not allowed but right now there are people driving around with plates that have the number of the devil "666".

    I guess we know which god this government is serving.
  7. Daemoncan posted on 02/01/2014 10:28 PM
    I guess the QC govt. has finally decided that it needs the money.

    "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."

    So, it's $250 then, right?
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