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2000-16: Identity of a Person

Whereas equality and integration into Canadian society is the ultimate goal of people who are blind and

Whereas citizens identification is a government role in Canada and

Whereas a person should not have to be identified with any organization and

Whereas membership identification can evoke attitudes and opinions about a person and

Whereas the government in most if not all provinces and territories have an existing drivers licensing service that provides picture identification therefore

Be it resolved that the NFB:AE will advocate and lobby provincial governments for a picture identification service that provides and respects the following.

1. Identifies the person has a disability.

2. Can be used by people who do not drive for identification

3. Does not relegate people into becoming identified with or a member of any organization besides the province and federal governments.