Alberta is looking into using biometric samples to identify homeless people, says a recent report from the Calgary Herald.
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Canadians had to get used to extensive security procedures for the 2010 Olympics, but that state of affairs is far from over. Though the Vancouver games were "the largest security event" ever to take place in Canada, the combination of the G20 and G8 summits "surpasses that completely," one expert told the Toronto Star.
Plastic ID cards are well-known to make security procedures both efficient and effective. However, like any new technology, maintenance of the systems used for ID card security is still a developing field. One new development comes from KICTeam Manufacturing – a specially designed card reader cleaner.
With the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators seeking the opinion of the Canadian Trucking Alliance on transport policy, future regulations may move towards "U.S.-Canada Harmonization" to make traveling between the countries a less complicated process.
Plastic ID cards make many everyday processes more convenient, but some potential uses of smartcard technology require a leap of imagination. It was one such leap that led to the development of the Epoc blood analysis system, which uses smartcard applications to save lives in medical care.
Currently, a birth certificate and a plastic ID card with a photograph are all you need to go back and forth between the United States and Canada. However, regulations may change in the near future, raising potential complications for frequent travelers.
Dominica News Online recently announced national plans to institute a modernized civil registry by September 2010, thanks to assistance from the Organization of American States. Funded by the government of Canada, the endeavor will regulate and archive records, implemement electronic systems and lead to the eventual deployment of national plastic ID cards.