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Franco-Ontarian Licence Plate Launched

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Franco-Ontarian Licence Plate Launched

McGuinty Government Helps Celebrate Franco-Ontarian Heritage

Office of Francophone Affairs

Ontario residents may now proudly display the official Franco-Ontarian emblem on their French-language licence plates.

The new graphic licence plate is available at Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Offices and ServiceOntario locations across the province.  A standard fee of $77.75 will apply for those who wish to purchase the new custom plate.    

Licence plates with the Franco-Ontarian flag have been around since June 2003, but only with the English slogan, 'Yours to discover'.  In May 2008, the French slogan 'Tant à découvrir' was introduced on standard plates.  Today's announcement makes it possible to combine both the illustration of the flag and the French slogan. 

Quick Facts

  • More than 580,000 Francophones live in Ontario - the largest French-speaking community in Canada outside Quebec.
  • Requirements for a motor vehicle to display a licence plate started in 1903, under the Highway Traffic Act.

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“All Ontarians can now show their pride in our province's Francophone heritage by displaying the Franco-Ontarian emblem on an all-French licence plate. This is just one of the many steps our government is taking to recognize the importance of Ontario's Francophone community.”

Madeleine Meilleur

Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs

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