Alberta’s new Premier Jim Prentice announced this afternoon, September 18, that his government is cancelling the fifteen-million dollar program to redesign and roll out new Alberta license plates. Prentice said there will be no redesign and no slogan change. photo Government of Alberta.
After much fan-fare, controversy and debate, plans to redesign Alberta’s licence plates have been cancelled.
Premier Jim Prentice announced today that the Government of Alberta is cancelling any further work on new licence plate designs for motor vehicles in Alberta.
“Albertans want us to deal with priorities they have identified in health care, education, infrastructure and seniors. Changing the design of Alberta’s licence plates is not one of them.
We are going to invest our time, effort and resources on the clearly identified priorities of Albertans,” Prentice said in a press release.
The government had estimated a fifteen-million dollar price tag to bring in the new licence plates for close to five million vehicles in Alberta.