Should police officers be able to apply for a veteran license plate in B.C.?
The province wants to hear from you on the subject, it launched a public engagement process on Monday.
Since the program was launched in 2004, military veterans have been able to apply for a special license plate to recognize and honour their service.
An estimated 57,000 have been issued since then.
For the purposes of issuing veteran licence plates, there is no current consensus within Canada on the definition of a veteran.
The provincial government says that since its inception, there have been requests to expand the eligibility criteria.
“Most recently, the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Veterans‘ Association, and others, have requested the Province and ICBC consider making the plates available to police officers – specifically RCMP members,” a press release reads.
You can find out more about current eligibility criteria and take part in a survey here
The public engagement closes on September 4, 2018 at 4 p.m.
The British Columbia Veterans Commemorative Association’s volunteer Second World War and Korean War veteran members administer the veteran licence-plate program on behalf of the provincial government.