The Doug Ford government is contemplating the removal of licence plate stickers for Ontario vehicles. The plan has not been finalized yet, but it could potentially save drivers up to $120 each year. According to sources, passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles, including pick-up trucks, and motorcycles will not need the sticker.
Sources explained if licence plate stickers were eliminated it would cost the government $1 billion per year in revenue. An announcement is expected to be made on the topic in the coming weeks. Anyone in Ontario who has renewed their licence plate sticker this year will receive a refund. But the list that qualifies who is able to claim a refund is not finalized yet.
The removal of licence plate stickers is a tactic ahead of the June provincial election, according to sources. The Ford government is looking to gain voters in the suburbs, where most people own and drive a vehicle. As of right now, Drivers in Ontario must renew their expired licence plate stickers before February 28.
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