4th Session, 42nd Legislature

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Bill 237


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(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. D104 amended


The Drivers and Vehicles Act is amended by this Act.


Subsection 60(1) is amended by striking out "section 60.1" and substituting "sections 60.1 and 60.2".


The following is added after section 60.1:



The following definitions apply in this section.

"eligible person" means a person who is

(a) an active member of the Canadian Forces who has honourably served for at least one year;

(b) a former member of the Canadian Forces who was honourably discharged; or

(c) a former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force who voluntarily resigned in good standing from the force. (« personne admissible »)

"poppy number plate" means a number plate that depicts a red poppy and the Canadian flag and includes any other depiction or design as may be determined by the registrar. (« plaque d'immatriculation arborant le coquelicot »)

Poppy plates


The registrar must make poppy number plates available to an eligible person

(a) for a motor vehicle the person owns that is registered in a registration class prescribed by regulation; or

(b) for commemorative purposes and not for use on a motor vehicle.

Application process


An eligible person who wishes to be issued poppy number plates must apply in the form and provide the information that the registrar requires.

Poppy plates limited to eligible persons


Before issuing poppy number plates, the registrar must be satisfied that the person applying for them is an eligible person.

Prohibition re commemorative poppy plates


A person must not display on a motor vehicle poppy number plates that were issued for commemorative purposes under clause (2)(b).

Prohibition re poppy plates


A person who is not an eligible person must not display poppy number plates on a motor vehicle.

Transfer of registration


Despite subsection (6), a surviving spouse or common-law partner of an eligible person may display poppy number plates on a motor vehicle if they apply for and receive a transfer of the plates under subsection 55(2).

Use of funds


The minister may direct that all or a portion of the charges collected for poppy number plates are to be paid by the administrator to a registered charity specified by the minister.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Drivers and Vehicles Act. Licence plates depicting a red poppy and the Canadian flag are to be made available to honourably serving or discharged members of the Canadian Forces and to former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force.

The veterans' licence plates currently provided for in the regulations are unaffected.