I thought you might not want the headlights. But with the maze of circuits these days, you need to be careful you are not unintentionally backfeeding / interrupting / interfering with other lights associated with the taillights if you hardwired that way. Personally, I would let the headlights come on.Thank you. Canada is definitely smart (smarter than the US) to make this a requirement. Inclement weather that instantly limits sight distance (but does not activate headlights because ambient lighting is still too bright) can happen almost everywhere.
However, my request is not to have my headlights (halogens) turn on with the taillights, I would just want to have my rear taillights be on permanently whenever the vehicle is on. So DRL + rear taillights always on during the day and headlights + rear taillights (obviously) always on during night/dark.
Hardwiring the rear taillights to the acc/on would seem like the easiest route?
What is interesting is that another Canadian article dated a few years ago cited a complimentary proposal that dashboards could not be illuminated if the headlights were not on -- I wonder what that would do to so many current models who require illumination at all times