When I drove a vehicle with a BC license plate here in Alberta, I removed the front plate and had no problem with law enforcement about it. However, I was scolded at a control stop for running an expired California license plate on the front with an Alberta license plate on the back. They didn't give me an official warning or anything and I promised to take it off when I got home, so that's where it ended up. I would just say that considerably more than 57% of Canadians must have front and rear license plates.
Ontario and Quebec alone account for more than 60% of the population, BC is another 12% and New Brunswick accounts for almost 2% of the population. KelownaNow drove down Enterprise Way in the city to see how many British Columbia vehicles we could see without a front plate. In less than an hour, more than 50 vehicles passed in front of our cruiser without a faceplate. More than 5,000 people have signed the petition.
Fleury is not shy about his opinion on the plates. CEO Jeff McGuire said removing front plates reduces the opportunity to identify vehicles involved in crime. The map above shows which states require front and rear license plates versus those that only require rear license plates in the U.S. UU.