This week, Ontario Conservative MPP Mike Harris (Kitchener Conestoga) put forward a bill that would aim to streamline the vehicle licensing process for dealers in the province.
Bill 50, known as the Cutting Red Tape for Motor Vehicle Dealers Act., would, if passed, allow dealers to apply for vehicle licensing online, whether its acquiring new plates, renewing validation stickers or updating vehicle ownership.
Currently, the process has to be done manually, with dealer staff or representatives having to physically visit a Service Ontario Centre, taking time out from the dealership which can impact business and productivity, as well as placing extra pressure on Service Ontario Staff.
This isn’t the first time such an issue has been brought up. Back in 2016 a similar bill (152) was tabled in the Ontario legislature by MPP Steve Clark but failed to pass
It will be interesting to see whether this time around,—especially with a new government in power—that the Cutting Red Tape for Motor Vehicle Dealers Act will finally become law.