Originally Posted by sproule905
^^ go into any MTO office with a list ans start asking.
Propr'one - pretty sure the MTO is not looking everyday to take it away, but I do see your point
This happened years ago to a Minister that had "REV JO" on her plates. It's all gone a bit off the wall seeing a so many abbreviations are used nowadays. I'm sure you can have a real hoot with some of the standard issue plates too if you put some effort into it.
Date: Wednesday Nov. 28, 2007 5:35 PM ET
A United Church Minister might soon be back on the road with her vanity plates in tow, after the transportation ministry agreed to review an earlier decision to refuse renewing the personalized plates she's had for 20 years.
Rev. Joanne Sorrill of Whitby, Ont., went to the ministry to replace her plates that had become rusty. However, she was told REV JO could be perceived by some people on the road as a provocation for speed.
The ministry's mandate is to refuse plates that don't promote safety or that refer to sex, drugs, alcohol, racism, violence, profanity or religion.
That's why Sorrill's second choice REVRNDJO was also rejected. She called the decision "political correctness to the extreme."
"There are some things that people put on licence plates that are offensive, but people who feel like they have a good case to make, are more than welcome to reapply," Transportation Minister Jim Bradley said after being questioned by reporters.
He said the province's Personalized Licence Plate Review Committee tries hard to spark "the right balance" between what is offensive and what isn't.
"In this case, they may not have, so we've asked them to look at it again," he said.
Elizabeth Witmer, deputy Conservative leader, said the Liberals should reverse the decision immediately.
"Somebody has decided it's inappropriate,'' Witmer told The Canadian Press. "Obviously, it is somebody who is a little bit overzealous.''
With files from the Canadian Press