Oct 262010
 
 October 26, 2010  Non-U.S.

Lia Levesque reports:

The federal government rolled out some details of its new 10-year electronic passport on Tuesday, saying the Canadians who know about the new document seem to like it.

“Generally Canadians are not aware of the project by the government of Canada to adopt the new passport, nor do they know exactly what the passport consists of,” a survey released by Passport Canada indicated.

But the idea of the microchip-equipped passport, which offers a choice of validity of five or 10 years, “experienced significant support,” the survey said.

The new passport will contain a photograph but not biometric data such as fingerprints or iris scans.

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