[VHFcontesting] New mobile laws in Ontario

Bill Burgess ve3cru at rac.ca
Fri Oct 2 09:03:38 PDT 2009

This week, new legislation has been passed in Ontario regarding the use of communications devices in Ontario, which includes both cell phones and amateur radio in mobile communications.  The regulations take effect effective October 26th of this year.  Note that amateur radio operators have been granted a 3 year grace period, after which time it is expected that manufacturers will include a hands free operation option in their equipment.

The Toronto FM Communications Society had a director, Neil VE3SST representing the amateur radio operators with the government authorities during the preparation and tabling of this new legislation, and the websites below were forwarded by TFMCS.  They are:

MOT- Ministry of Transportation

Ontario Regulation 366/09 of the HTA or Highway Traffic Act

RAC or Radio Amateurs of Canada Blog

Bill   VE3CRU

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