Right now we are in the process of looking at the options, at what other countries are doing, and at what that card would be like. Should it be a card with a chip? Should it be a card with a memory? We're just at the very basis right now of looking at those aspects of it. People do get a card now when they leave the Canadian Forces, but it is a card that is really useless. It has a nice picture—mine is from 10 years ago, so I looked pretty good then—but the thing is the card doesn't have a gender or a date of birth, so you can't use it at an airport; you can't use it anywhere.
Since we're already going through the process of giving somebody a card, our view is that maybe it should be a value-added card. Then even if a veteran is not injured—and as you're all well aware, some injuries do not become evident until later on—at least that person would have an identity already within the VAC database and would be able to actually access the system without a whole lot of effort to try to get health and service records.
That would certainly be a good thing to do.