I just did a search, and found this... this was there response.
Alberta's Vehicle Equipment Regulation already contains standards for HID lamps regulating the aftermarket modifications of improper HID lamps. Owners who make modifications to their vehicles are required to comply with the aiming requirements and cannot use parts which are not intended for on-highway use. Our equipment standards prevent the mixing of HID bulbs with halogen assemblies and prohibits the use of uncertified HID bulbs.
HID bulbs marked as complying with SAE HG are the only permissible HID bulbs. These bulb are only permitted in headlamp assemblies which are designed for HID lamps. Original equipment may not be marked with these codes but is still required to comply with the standards. Technicians can verify original equipment with the manufacturer of a vehicle; so if a person swaps the bulbs on their headlamps to HID bulbs it can still be determined those are improperly installed on the vehicle.
We are working actively with our on-highway enforcement partners, sharing our information and technical expertise, to ensure improper HID lamps are removed from use on Alberta's highways. We take our responsibility to educate law enforcement seriously and are working with them in addressing this issue.
In addition, Alberta’s out-of-province inspection program has developed standards which are used to ensure vehicles brought into Alberta are not registered here with improper HID lamps. A headlamp aiming test is done as part of every out-of-province inspection; the glare you refer to on improper installation of HID bulbs causes a failure in the aiming test since too much light is emitted outside of the acceptable areas. Also, technicians check for proper maintenance of vehicle's systems; for headlamps they are checking to ensure the components installed are within manufacturer's specification. An HID bulb is not supposed to be in a non-HID housing and will fail an inspection.
However, Alberta cannot prohibit the use of all HID lamps. Proper HID lamps comply with the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and with the SAE standards for all headlamps. Transport Canada controls the construction of new vehicles and any complaints or questions in regards to HID lamps being on new vehicles should be directed to Transport Canada by email at [email protected]
or by phone at 1-800-333-0371.
Resultantly we are continuing to work with the federal and other provincial governments to ensure the safety of all highway users.
If you have any further questions please contact me.