They Refused to Allow Him To Use His Last Name On His License Plate, And He's Unhappy About It

After 25 years of having his last name personalized on his licence plate, the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles is cancelling this piece of his family's history.

Following a single complaint, Lorne Grabher received a letter in the mail informing him that the personalized licence plate that he gifted to his father for his 65th birthday would be cancelled.

His father passed away in the 1990's but the plate remained in the family.

Continue to the next page to see what his licence plate says and why it was removed.

According to the letter sent by the Nova Scotia Registry of Motor Vehicles, the public cannot be expected to know that his last name was what was on the plan and "can misinterpret it as a socially unacceptable slogan."

In an email sent to CBC News by a spokesman from the Department of Transportation, Brian Taylor. It said: "A complaint was received outlining how some individuals interpret [the name] as misogynistic and promoting violence against women."The email went on to say, "With no way to denote that it is a family name on the plate, the department determined it was in the public's best interest to remove it from circulation."

This news comes after the media uproar of President Donald Trump using offensive language in a video saying he wanted to "grab her" in reference to a woman.


"Donald Trump is a totally different person. He's ignorant. He doesn't care about anybody and I shouldn't be put in a class like him," Grabher said.

Grabher is not going down without a fight. While he finds a way to overturn the decision, his son sent him a Grabher licence plate from Alberta and he has proudly displayed that on the front of his car.

"I'm proud of it and as far as I know in Nova Scotia we're allowed to put whatever we want on the front of the car."