Franco-Ontarian Licence Plate Launched
McGuinty Government Helps Celebrate Franco-Ontarian Heritage
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.
- 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.
“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.”