MSN - CP Wibbitz English Feed http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/2a136d9ed89b4164ab6450367889bf46 MSN - CP Wibbitz English Feed Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 09 Dec 2019 09:38:10 +0000 Make passports free, federal advisers suggest http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/2a136d9ed89b4164ab6450367889bf46/ee2bf72eddf64c60a3fefad80c342bec A federal advisory panel says Ottawa should consider making passports free to everyone for one year. The suggestion was made to ease the introduction of new no-fly list procedures. The coming changes will require passengers to present authorized photo identification on flights within Canada, not just international trips. Officials have yet to decide which types of ID will be acceptable. Members of the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security have told the government that, if a federally acceptable piece of ID is mandatory for domestic travel, it should be easier to get one. A summary of a roundtable meeting in Vancouver last October says members suggested making passports free to all Canadians for a year. Members also suggested charging no fee for children or applying sliding-scale fees based on income. Federal officials say they will consult Canadians on the identification question before making regulations. ee2bf72eddf64c60a3fefad80c342bec Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:14:58 +0000 A federal advisory panel says Ottawa should consider making passports free to everyone for one year. The suggestion was made to ease the introduction of new no-fly list procedures. The coming changes will require passengers to present authorized photo identification on flights within Canada, not just international trips. Officials have yet to decide which types of ID will be acceptable. Members of the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security have told the government that, if a federally acceptable piece of ID is mandatory for domestic travel, it should be easier to get one. A summary of a roundtable meeting in Vancouver last October says members suggested making passports free to all Canadians for a year. Members also suggested charging no fee for children or applying sliding-scale fees based on income. Federal officials say they will consult Canadians on the identification question before making regulations. Make passports free, federal advisers suggest