Premier Doug Ford has announced that Ontario will be scrapping its redesign of its licence plates, returning to the old, white-and-blue “Yours to Discover” version.

The new blue licence plates rolled out this year using the slogan “A Place to Grow” proved difficult to read in the dark. However, Ford said in a statement on May 6 that after thorough testing by law enforcement and other key stakeholders, Ontario is following their advice and won’t go ahead with the new plate for passenger vehicle use.

Ontario licence plates will instead revert to the old design, and Ford says the issue that saw some of those old plates start peeling has been resolved.

The province says about 145,000 of the blue plates have been made.

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