Plategate rumbles on. The provincial government is now admitting that there are in fact flaws with the new Ontario licence plates. On February 18, provincial staff denied that visibility was an issue at night time. On February 19, they admitted it is, after all.\nThe new plates in the province have been a huge topic of discussion since their recent introduction.\nAnd it looks like they are very much still a work in progress.\nAfter an Ontario cop called out the plates for being "unreadable" at night, the City of Toronto suggested that the new photo radar cameras can't make them out after dark, either.\nOn Tuesday, February 18, Lisa Thompson, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, defended the change.\nShe insisted they were put through “rigorous testing” to ensure they were “durable and absolutely reflecting the key information that people need to be seeing," per CTV News. She also stressed they were "actually very readable," according to CP24.\nHowever, just one day later, Thompson acknowledged that issues are being found.\nShe insists the province has "heard the concerns" and is "listening" and says the Ontario government is “continuing to work with the manufacturer, our stakeholders, and the public to get this right," according to CP24.\nBrad Ross from @cityoftoronto says that 50 automated speed enforcement machines that are now issuing warning to speeders and about 100 red light cameras around the city are having trouble reading the word #Ontario on the new license plates. The city is working to fix the problem pic.twitter.com/ZQNab14w4u— Catherine McDonald (@cmcdonaldglobal) February 19, 2020\nAs reported by the Toronto Star, Thompson also told MPPs while speaking in the legislature on Wednesday that 3M, the company Ontario partnered with on this scheme, is "responsible for quality control and manufacturing the plates,” not the province.\nAs well, Premier Doug Ford’s office told CTV on Wednesday that they are “frustrated” by the situation.\nAccording to CBC, traffic safety advocate Tom Worrall has called for "an immediate halt to the implementation of this program until further testing."\nMeanwhile, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has also expressed concerns about the new plates because their low visibility makes it tougher to report suspected drunk drivers on the road.\n"The ability to clearly see the licence plates is obviously crucial if people need to call police to report suspected impaired drivers, or other dangerous drivers," MADD Canada told CTV.\nUpdate: We tried it with the old plate. Again we have a prototype, which the gov’t says has been improved upon. This is not scientific. #onpoli pic.twitter.com/btl64BmCad— Colin D'Mello CTVNews (@ColinDMello) February 17, 2020\nThe Globe and Mail's Laura Stone tweeted on Wednesday that the Ontario Provincial Police says it tested the new plates last fall in all kinds of light, and that no issues were found at the time.\nSo, perhaps they were surprised by Kingston Police Sgt. Steve Koopman's damning assessment over the weekend.\nMeanwhile, according to Global News' Catherine McDonald, Toronto's chief communications officer Brad Ross said Wednesday that 50 automated speed enforcement machines and around 100 red light cameras around Toronto are having trouble reading the word "Ontario" on the plates.\nSomeone was tweeting about the new Ontario License plates and how you cant see them at night. Its true! I Took this photo today... Proof that @fordnation sucks at this “improving” Ontario thing. 😒😒 pic.twitter.com/Sgyn7dgf7j— Heba Mousa (@hebamousa83) February 17, 2020\nThe city was not consulted by the province before introducing the new plates, Ross added, per McDonald. They are trying to "work through" the difficulties.\nFor now, though, it looks like there's no end to"plategate" in sight.\nNarcity has reached Thompson and the office of the Premier for comment.