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407 ETR: No new plates for those with outstanding toll fees

TORONTO, Ont. -- 407 ETR is reminding drivers that their licence plates will not be renewable if they have outstand...


TORONTO, Ont. — 407 ETR is reminding drivers that their licence plates will not be renewable if they have outstanding toll fees.

While the province is appealing a recent ruling allowing the 407 ETR to prevent people with outstanding fees from renewing their plates, the rule is still in effect while the appeal process is ongoing.

“We will oppose the government’s request for an appeal,” said 407 ETR president and CEO, Enrique Diaz-Rato. “In the meantime, we expect the Registrar to uphold his statutory duty and deny the vehicle plates of individuals who refuse to pay their bills.”

On Nov. 7, the Ontario Divisional Court ruled in favour of 407 ETR and ordered the Registrar to deny renewing the plates of individuals with outstanding toll fees. The province quickly condemned the ruling and vowed to fight it.

“It is unfortunate that the Government is continuing to pursue appeals of cases they have lost decisively,” said Diaz-Rato. “However, we have confidence in the unanimous decision of the Divisional Court, even if leave to appeal is given.”


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