Online offers of fake documents show it’s time for a national vaccination passport: NDP critic – CBC

Tam says she’s aware fake certificates are being offered for sale and is working on a solution

Oct 02, 2021

NDP MP Don Davies is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to act quickly to introduce a single, secure, national proof of vaccination after CBC News reported that cybercriminals are offering to sell fake Canadian provincial vaccination certificates online.

“If the federal government hurried up with a national vaccine passport, it would cut down on the opportunity for forgeries and alternatives as well as provide an effective and efficient standardized and convenient passport for all Canadians,” said Davies, the NDP’s health critic in the last Parliament.

Davies said the federal government should show more leadership and stop pointing to provincial jurisdiction over health as an excuse not to act.

“Dithering and delaying and dancing on the head of jurisdictional pins is ridiculous at this point,” said Davies. “We need a totally secure passport for Canadians and who is more ideally situated to create that than the national government?”

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