From: RAC Headquarters
Date: June 19, 2001
Subject: Ontario Bill 49
While the following only affects amateurs in Ontario, we believe
that the repercussions of the passage of this bill could eventually
affect other regions of Canada...
Bill 49 titled "To amend the Highway Traffic Act to prohibit
use of phones and other equipment when driving on a highway"
has received First Reading in the Ontario Legislature. The
Explanatory Note mentions cellular phone, car phone, portable
computer and fax machine. As this may include Amateur Radio
equipment, Radio Amateurs of Canada has filed Comments
with the author and copies to the party leaders. Please refer to
RAC web site http://www.rac.ca/bill49.htm.
There you will find details on Bill 49 and suggestions on how
you can forward a copy of the RAC Comments to your MPP
with your own comments. Second Reading is not expected until