An article in The Lindsay Post quotes an acting Staff Sergeant with the City of Kawartha Lakes Police saying that amateur radio was not covered by the ban on hand-held devices as mandated by Ontario’s Bill 118.
Of course, the officer has misspoken however this may not be the first or last time we will be faced with this sort of misinformation.
Radio Amateurs of Canada is contacting the police service and would encourage amateurs in other communities who face similar erroneous understanding of Bill 118 or similar legislation in their province to immediate contact their local police service and offer a clarification.
Here’s a PDF of Bill 118 HTA- ON. Reg 366.09 with the amateur radio exemption clearly noted.