Licence plate renewals hit $120 Sept. 1; motorists being used as government bank machine, suggests MPP

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CORNWALL — Motorists are being stuck with higher vehicle licensing costs on Sept. 1.

Critical of the Wynne government cash grab, local MPP Jim Jim McDonell points out that since 2003, the governing Liberals have raised sticker fees by 62 percent — more than two and half times the rate of inflation.

The latest hike will put the price of a renewal sticker at $120.

“Ontario residents are not Premier Wynne’s ATM,” McDonell added in a press release decrying how “life has become much more expensive in Ontario, and the license increase is just the latest excess. The government must reverse course on its continued nickel-and-diming of Ontarians.”

Since 2003, taxes and fees collected from residents of the province have doubled, says the Tory MPP, “yet they have nothing to show for it but a doubled debt load.”

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