The Toronto Star reports today in a lead paragraph that, “Civil liberties groups are calling on the federal government to impose a moratorium on enhanced driver’s licenses and hold a debate in Parliament on the issue. ‘We do not need to go down this path,’ Stuart Trew of the Council of Canadians told a public forum on the new identification cards that several provinces are rolling out as an alternative to passports to cross into the United States by land. ‘At the very least, Canada needs to debate this new technology before it can be implemented.’”
The full article can be read at http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/607443.
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To read more about this issue, please read Stuart’s article, ‘Speeding Towards a Privacy Disaster’, in the Autumn issue of Canadian Perspectives, at http://canadians.org/publications/CP/2008/autumn/CP_autumn_08_20.html.