Licence plate goes green

Wayne Thibodeau wthibodeau@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on April 5, 2007
Gail Shea, minister of Transportation and Public Works, holds an example of the new P.E.I. licence plate for vehicles. Guardian photo by Nigel Armstrong

Anne is out and Canada's 'green' province is in.

Transportation and Public Works Minister Gail Shea introduced Prince Edward Island's new licence plate Wednesday.

The new plate features an artist's sketch of P.E.I.'s red-soiled cliffs with a series of wind turbines blowing in the wind above. That image is located to the left of the plate.

The word Prince Edward Island, at the top of the plate, matches the colours found in the cliffs.

The slogan on the bottom of the plate is Canada's Green Province.

The plate also has a website, www.peiplay.com, displayed below the slogan. That website is meant to boost the Island's tourism sector.

The new plates are now available at a cost of $5.

Shea believes the slogan, Canada's Green Province, shows where the province is now in terms of green energy initiatives.

The province has also announced that anybody who still has the old green and white licence plates or those with the Anne of Green Gables plates will have to replace those plates by the end of the year.

The existing plates, featuring Province House and the Confederation Bridge, will still be permitted.