Monday, February 26th, 2007
Tim Harper, Washington Bureau
Feb 26, 2007 04:30 AM
WASHINGTON—Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says he believes all provinces and territories eventually will follow his lead toward more secure drivers’ licences, providing a national movement toward a cheaper, more efficient way to enter the United States.
…He said British Columbia is already on board, Doer appears to be on side and McGuinty predicted “all kinds of interest” from the other provinces and territories.
…The premier said the Ontario driver’s licence would likely lead North America in providing “cutting edge” security features and he said he would work with Ottawa to find a way to have citizenship encoded in the licence.
A pilot project using enhanced drivers’ licences is in effect at the British Columbia-Washington border and has the backing of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.