Mr. Speaker, we know that the government is not very good at securing people's money. Apparently it cannot secure passports either.
The Auditor General said that the government is not currently meeting security expectations for the issuing of passports. There is inadequate checking of passport guarantors, no electronic links to databases including bureaus of vital statistics for crime watch lists, and critical areas of passport offices are wide open. No wonder some are calling Canada's passports a terrorist dream document.
The Auditor General previously criticized the government for its handling of passports, for failing to track more than 25,000 that were lost last year.
Given the security concerns in a post 9/11 world, when is the government going to start treating--