The Ontario government is considering an increase to driver’s license and vehicle fees across the province. Through the new proposal, fees would go up by two per cent over the next five years.
The annual fee increase of two per cent in this proposal over the next five years will result in an increase in the prices of various driver, vehicle, and carrier products and services. If the proposal does go through, Ontarians will be paying more on drivers license renewals, driver’s tests and other related fees. Also if it is passed, driver’s fees will rise on July 1 and continue to rise over the next five years.
Less than a year ago, the Ontario government agreed to freeze driver and vehicle fees in the province “to make life more affordable for taxpayers”. However, the government decided to withdraw this statement and come forward with a new proposal, which a lot of Ontarians are not happy about. Many have already posted their anger and disappointment regarding the issue on social media.
According to a spokesman for Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek, a final decision has not yet been made regarding the proposal. The final decision is up to the Canadian government whether it wants to go through with the proposal—to the anger of many Ontarians—or listen to the people and abandon it altogether.