Nova Scotia told to return Grabher plate or face action

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms in Alberta has warned the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles that it will face “legal steps” if it doesn’t reinstate Lorne Grabher’s personalized license plate by Thursday (April 6). Grabher, and his father before him, had the plate for decades before it was seen by a woman who made a complaint that it offended her. The Nova Scotia government agreed that the plate could be seen as a socially unacceptable slogan. In its letter, the Justice Centre said that decision was “an affront to the dignity of Canadians, and particularly those Canadians who are not of Anglo-Saxon descent.” Justice Centre president John Carpay said the decision represented “pandering to an unreasonable complaint.” He said the cancellation perpetuated misunderstanding, subverted the dignity and heritage of Lorne Grabher and many other Canadians and that it violated the freedom of expression protected by the Charter. Previous