Govt. of Canada says dont carry around birth certificate or citizenship proof!

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  1. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    but apparently to some republicans and "libertarians" canada is the big fascist hellhole.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/after-life-id.asp

    It is not necessary to carry your Confirmation of Permanent Residence form or your permanent resident card around with you.

    What you should not carry with you

    You should not carry your birth certificate, SIN card or passport with you unless you need them for a specific purpose. If you carry these documents with you and your wallet or purse is lost or stolen, they will be difficult to replace. If they are stolen, there is a risk that someone could use your identity.
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yep- and yet Arizona now needs people to carry papers at all times. Canada is looking better and better all the time- equal marriage rights, cute guys, universal health care. Sounds like... freedom.

    Funny, how we in the US think we own that term.
     
  3. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Canada only has around 35,000-120,000 illegals. Arizona probably has the lower side of that estimate alone.

    Also you didn't quote what they should carry with them:

    "It is important to have two pieces of identification with you at all times and at least one piece of identification with a photo. Common pieces of identification that you may be asked to show to prove your identity include: a driver’s licence, a photocopy of your permanent resident papers (the original should be kept in a safe place or in a safety deposit box at the bank), a health insurance card and a credit card."

    Keep in mind this is only for people who are permanent residents or citizens.
     
  4. dinaluvsApple thread starter macrumors regular

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    you mean like that truck driver who was a citizen born in USA but was arrested?
     
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    No, I mean like a canadian citizen or permanent resident. I imagine I will have to carry my visa paperwork.
     
  6. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need to carry any ID around with you in the UK.

    This sounds like madness to me!
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    That's because it IS madness.
     
  8. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone here from the US not carry their ID around with them?
     
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    I go lots of places with out any form of ID on me. I'll stick some cash in my pocket and ride my bike to the convenience store near me at least twice a week. But I'm a white boy so I don't have to worry about being asked to prove my citizenship.
     
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    Welcome to Arizona!:)

    [​IMG]

    "Show me your papers, are your papers in order?"
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Not quite. He did have his ID, a commercial drivers license. Apparently it wasn't enough to prove he's here legally and had to get his birth certificate.

    And no, I don't carry around my birth certificate with me. Maybe that's because I'm white. But since my last name is hard to pronounce, maybe I should start carrying it so they don't think I'm an illegal Russian immigrant :rolleyes:
     
  13. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    прибет, документы пожалуйста.
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Right back at ya ;)

    I don't know a single word of Russian. Unless "vodka" is a Russian word. Then I know one.
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Most of the time, I have it with me, but if I go out to a coffee shop or something, I might just take some cash, and when I'm running, I almost never carry that kind of official ID with me (I need one of those runner's tags for if I'm ever in an accident, but that's another issue).

    My college friend had this "Ya Amerikanyetz" sweatshirt that came from the Air Force during WWII, that essentially said, in Russian, "I'm an American. We're fighting on the same side. Please don't shoot me." :)
     
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    I only knew hello and please, I had to look up "documents" which is strangely enough pronounced about the same way in both languages.
     
  17. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    He's asking you for your papers.

    Crap. Busted, me.
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    You misspelled hello! :p It's привет. <-- that fourth character sounds like a "v" whereas the one you typed sounds like a "b". :)
     
  19. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I don't think the police are going to be suspicious of someone out for a jog I could be wrong though I guess.

    Hopefully no germans knew Russian. lol.

    Whoops, its been a while.
     
  20. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Even though I hope that this Arizona legislation is found unconstitutional speedily, I'm really curious to see how it plays out in the sense of how they actually enforce this. Granted, runners don't exactly fit the MO of the illegal immigrant. I don't look Mexican to any Mexicans I know, but I do have brown skin... I'm pretty sure I got singled out at least once for that reason after 9/11. Who knows what the police will actually do?
     
  21. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    how is it that you consider the government being able to control your health care, freedom??
     
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    How is it that Americans consider being unable to pay for health care and dying as a result freedom?
     
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    I generally do not.
     
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    How is a profit motivated country that often benefits when you die from being sick having control over your healthcare freedom?
     
  25. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    If you mean something that proves citizenship, then I rarely have anything like that with me
     

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