Ontario's Emissions Scam
I recently bought a new car. It's actually not a new car, but it's new to me, and when I bought it it came with a certificate proving it had recently passed an emissions test. If you look at the test results, you'll see it wasn't even close.
This morning I visited the MTO because these emissions tests are only good for one year and this one expires tomorrow. My birthday is later in the month, and I figured I'd get my sticker early so I didn't have to get this car tested again. Because the emissions test will be over a year old by the time my birthday rolls around in a couple of weeks, the MTO wouldn't renew my plates.
Now I have to fork over another $40 to get another emissions test that this automobile will pass easily. If I don't do this, I can't renew my plates. I have to do this every two years, as most of you know.
This, my friends, is a scam. The old time stinkers are already off the road. Failing this test is a great deal more difficult than passing it.
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