The Ontario government has deemed this plate “offensive” and now Daniel D’Aloisio has to get a new one.
There’s a rich story behind the plate. Fifteen years ago (He’s had this on his car for a decade and a half!) he got the vanity plates to signify his late father and their love for hockey.
“My relationship with my father was very short. He passed away when I was 19 years old due to cancer,” D’Aloisio said to Global News
They loved the Habs.
D’Aloisio explained that there were only so many characters, so VI is short for vie, French for “life”.
“‘6’ is from ’76, I was two years old and Montreal won their cup, and ‘six’ being six Stanley Cups my dad and I celebrated together in his short life with me,”
Their favourite hockey player was Mario Lemieux who wore 66.
So that’s where Vi-6-Six comes from.
However since VI is 6 in Roman numerals the Ontario government thinks it stands for 666.