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e-2262 (Identity theft)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Frédéric Jacques from saint-raphael, Quebec, on July 9, 2019, at 10:10 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
e-Security
Identity theft
Social insurance numbers
Closed upon dissolution

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • These days, Canadians are targets of many fraud and identity theft schemes;
  • Recently, the social insurance numbers of nearly three million Canadians were stolen through Desjardins;
  • A stolen social insurance number means fraudsters can easily steal a Canadian’s identity to fund their criminal activities and possibly fund terrorist organizations;
  • In this digital age, there is surely an effective solution that would ensure Canadians can be clearly identified without putting them at risk of fraud by using only a number, which is the case today;
  • This digital solution must be developed and designed to take into account the needs of Canadians, and also must prevent attacks and theft from fraudsters targeting Canadians, both now and in the future;
  • While Desjardins has offered Equifax protection for five years, this is not enough unless the government changes its procedures, because otherwise in five years nearly three million Canadians will once again be at risk of electronic theft or attack from these fraudsters; and
  • The outdated social insurance number (SIN) system still in use puts the safety and security of Canadians at risk by catering to fraudsters and terrorists and exposing Canadian citizens and leaving them without protection.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to take concrete action to ensure the safety and security of Canadians by improving the identification process for citizens, which currently relies solely on a social insurance number.
Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis
Conservative
Quebec
Open for signature : July 9, 2019, at 10:10 a.m. (EDT)
Closed upon dissolution : September 11, 2019
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
10
British Columbia
15
Manitoba
3
New Brunswick
15
Newfoundland and Labrador
1
Nova Scotia
1
Ontario
83
Quebec
4649
Saskatchewan
1
Other Countries
10
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