OntElx43: Ontario PC's Talk Tolls and Licence Plate Fees


Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford confirmed that only a re-elected PC government will keep tolls off Highways 412 and 418 and fees off licence plates, which will reduce costs for drivers and businesses.


“The Del Duca-Wynne Liberals imposed unfair road tolls on Highways 412 and 418 in Durham Region and increased licence plate sticker fees by nearly 25 percent, making life more expensive for drivers and businesses,” said Doug Ford.


Ford not only set his attack on the Liberals but the Ontario NDP as well, “Andrea Horwarth and the Ontario NDP are out of touch with the real needs of drivers. The Liberals and NDP will bring back tolls and licence plate sticker fees to pay for their unrealistic promises.”


In the last few months of the legislature, Doug Ford and the PC's officially ended road tolls on Highways 412 and 418 on April 5, 2022. Before their removal the Ontario PC's said that Liberal Leader, and former Minister of Transporation Stephen Del Duca was in favour of tolls Highways 412 and 418.


In April, Ontario scrapped licence plate sticker fees and the requirement to have a licence plate sticker for passenger vehicles, light-duty trucks, motorcycles and mopeds.


According to the province, Drivers are now saving $120 per year per car (or $60 per year per car in northern Ontario) with eight million vehicle owners having also been refunded fees paid since March 2020.


“Whether it’s eliminating the cost of renewing your licence plate or getting rid of unfair tolls, only the Ontario PCs are keeping costs down for you and your family,” added Ford. “The other parties will find any way they can to increase costs on hard-working Ontarians. Only the Ontario PCs will get it done by keeping tolls off our roads and fees off your licence plates.”