Media advisory - Groups to challenge Ontario's Photo Card Act and "enhanced driver's licences" at public hearing

    TORONTO, Oct. 17 /CNW Telbec/ -

    WHAT:   On October 20, the Ontario government's standing committee on
            general government will hear from a prominent privacy expert, a
            national civil liberties association, and Canada's largest
            consumer advocacy and civil society organizations on why the
            province should not proceed with its proposed "enhanced driver's
            licence" and biometric photo card scheme as outlined in Bill 85,
            or the Photo Card Act.

    WHO:    Stuart Trew, Council of Canadians (3:45 p.m.)
            Andrew Clement, Faculty of Information, University of
            Toronto (4 p.m.)
            Graeme Norton, Canadian Civil Liberties Association (4:30 p.m.)
            Bill Huzar, Consumers Council of Canada (submitting presentation)

    WHEN:   Monday, October 20, 2008
            2 to 5:30 p.m.

    WHERE:  Queen's Park, Committee Room 228

For further information:

For further information: Stuart Trew, Ontario-Quebec Regional Organizer,
The Council of Canadians, (647) 222-9782; Bill Huzar, President, Consumers
Council of Canada, (250) 995-3154, (416) 483-2696; Andrew Clement, Professor,
Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, (416) 922-0251; Graeme Norton,
Director of the Public Safety Project, Canadian Civil Liberties Association,
(416) 363-0321

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