OTTAWA (Nov. 22, 2013) — Canada's Transport Ministry is revising the nation's safety regulations concerning tires to align Canada's rules and regulations more closely with those in the U.S.
The ministry also is introducing standards for "appropriately marked" winter tires.
The revised regulations will replace the current Motor Vehicle Tire Safety Regulations, 1995 (MVTSR, 1995).
"Safety is paramount when out on the road," Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said. "The safety of Canadian road users will be improved as all tires sold in Canada must meet the new testing requirements, in addition to proposed standards for appropriately marked winter tires."