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New Canada passport changes aim to protect children | Colin Singer

Monday, May 28, 2018 @ 9:03 AM | By Colin Singer

The federal government has made important changes to Canada passport rules with the aim of protecting children under age 16 and preventing the document from being misused.

Important changes include giving power to the Canada immigration minister to issue a passport without the need for an application. The minister may also refuse to issue a passport to a child, if such decision is in the child’s best interest. The minister can also cancel an underage child’s passport if they believe it is in the child’s best...