Lorne Grabher wins support, will sue Nova Scotia if needed

A Nova Scotia man who has been denied use of his family name on a personalized licence plate he has owned for decades says he will sue the Nova Scotia government in order to be able to use it again. Lorne Grabher, whose family name is of common German extraction, says he has been contacted by a lawyer at the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms in Calgary who is interested in pursuing the case. Grabher told the CBC he is hoping the government will change its mind but says if not, “I’m going all the way. I’m not stopping now. If I have to take this province to court, I will, because I want justice. Not just for myself but for other people.” The NS decision was based on one complaint. The license office said it concluded that the plate was indeed offensive. Grabher said he has been deluged with support, including mail from the mayor of the Austrian town of Lutenau where the name is common.