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07/08/2014 03:25 EDT | Updated 09/07/2014 05:59 EDT

Alberta to drop 'Wild Rose Country' from licence plates

Albertans will get to vote on a new design for provincial licence plates, but keeping the slogan "Wild Rose Country" is not an option.

An online poll is open until Aug. 18 so Albertans can pick between the three options.

The "Wild Rose Country" slogan at the bottom of the plate has been replaced with the province's website address.

The new plates will also have "a reflective coating that makes the plate easier to see under low light conditions and easier for infrared equipment to read," provincial officials said.

The plate will be available in the spring of 2015. It will cost an extra $5 to "help cover the costs of production and implementation."

Wildrose MLA Rob Anderson has suggested on Twitter that the province is dropping the slogan because of the association with his party.

 

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