The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has released its public consultation process with the announcement of a website to add comments in regards to Bill 118.
As the background document does not specifically make reference to two-way radio communications RAC will be making inquiries as to what is the government’s intent.
Does this mean that all two-way radios are exempt as they don’t meet the criteria of “hand-held wireless communication devices” or does it mean that two-way radios could fall within the proposed legislation?
If the explanation comes that two-way radios are not included then we can all continue to enjoy our hobby and participate in helping our communities through services including ARES, CANWARN and others.
If the explanation goes the other way….RAC, in cooperation with other interested parties will be creating and encouraging a coordinate, forceful and compelling campaign in support of the lawful use of amateur radio equipment in moving vehicles in the province of Ontario.
We should know more in a few days time.