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Veterans' Number Plates Regulations

made under Section 38 of the

Motor Vehicle Act

R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293

O.I.C. 2002-606 (December 20, 2002), N.S. Reg. 163/2002

as amended to O.I.C. 2016-279 (November 15, 2016), N.S. Reg. 247/2016

 

Citation

1     These regulations may be cited as the Veterans’ Number Plates Regulations.

 

Definitions

2     In these regulations,

 

“Act” means the Motor Vehicle Act;

 

“commercial motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle as defined in clause 2(g) of the Act;

 

“motorcycle” means a motor vehicle as defined in clause 2(ac) of the Act;

 

“passenger vehicle” means a Passenger Class 1, Passenger Class 2 or Passenger Class 3 motor vehicle as defined in Section 1 of the regulations respecting registration fees for passenger motor vehicles made under the Act;

 

“special duty area” means a geographic area located outside Canada and recognized by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs as an area in which persons serving are exposed to an elevated risk of harm;

 

“special duty operation” means a mission or operation taking place either within or outside Canada and recognized by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs as a mission or operation in which persons serving are exposed to an elevated risk of harm;

 

“veteran” means any of the following persons:

 

                         (i)     a person who has honourably served for at least 3 years in 1 or more of the following:

 

                                  (A)   the Canadian Forces,

 

                                  (B)   the armed forces of another Commonwealth country,

 

                                  (C)   the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a regular member,

 

                                  (D)   a special duty area or a special duty operation as a peace officer,

 

                         (ii)    a person who has honourably served during wartime in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command,

 

                         (iii)   a person who has honourably served in a theatre of war as a member of 1 of the following:

 

                                  (A)   the Canadian Forces,

 

                                  (B)   the armed forces of another Commonwealth country,

 

                                  (C)   the armed forces of a wartime ally of Canada or another Commonwealth country;

 

“veteran’s number plate” means a number plate issued under Section 3 for a motor vehicle owned by a veteran.

Section 2 replaced: O.I.C. 2016-279, N.S. Reg. 247/2016.

 

Issuance of veteran’s number plate

3     On application to the Registry of Motor Vehicles in the form required by the Registrar, the Registrar may issue a special number plate to a veteran for any of the following vehicles:

 

                (a)    a passenger vehicle;

 

                (b)    a commercial motor vehicle that is registered for a weight of 5000 kg or less;

 

                (c)    a motorcycle.

Section 3 replaced: O.I.C. 2016-279, N.S. Reg. 247/2016.

 

Description of veteran’s number plate

4     (1)    A veteran’s number plate for a passenger vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle must meet all of the following requirements:

 

                (a)    it must measure 15.24 cm in width by 30.48 m in length;

 

                (b)    it must show a red and white Canadian flag followed by blue letters and numerals on a silver white field;

 

                (c)    it must bear the words “NOVA SCOTIA” at the top and “VETERAN” at the bottom;

 

                (d)    it must be in general accordance with the number plate depicted in Schedule A.

 

       (2)    A veteran’s number plate for a motorcycle must meet all of the following requirements:

 

                (a)    it must measure 10.16 cm in width by 17.78 cm in length;

 

                (b)    it must show a red and white Canadian flag followed by blue letters and numerals on a silver white field;

 

                (c)    it must bear the words “NOVA SCOTIA” at the top and “VETERAN” at the bottom;

 

                (d)    it must be in general accordance with the number plate depicted in Schedule B.

Section 4 replaced: O.I.C. 2016-279, N.S. Reg. 247/2016.

 

Certification

5     The Registrar may accept a certificate from the Royal Canadian Legion in the form prescribed by the Registrar stating that the applicant has met the service requirements of a veteran set out in clause 2(a).

Section 5 replaced: O.I.C. 2004-86, N.S. Reg. 22/2004.

 

 

 


Schedule A

       

Veteran's number plate image

 

  

 

Schedule B

 

Veteran's motorcycle number plate image

 

 Schedule B added: O.I.C. 2016-279, N.S. Reg. 247/2016.