Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) announced yesterday that it will accept Canadian Forces licences and identification cards to help establish the identity of military personnel who relocate to the province and apply for either a license or identification card.
“These military cards are issued by the Department of National Defence and, in all cases, the military card holder goes through a stringent process to establish and confirm their identity,” Crown Services Minister Ron Schuler said.
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“This is a positive step in expediting the transition to Friendly Manitoba.”
“This change is effective immediately, and is also being adopted in other Canadian jurisdictions that don’t already recognize military identification cards or driver licences for identity verification purposes,” commented MPI Loss Prevention and Communications vice-president Ward Keith.
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“It can be a real challenge when military members and their families are moved between provinces,” said Special Envoy for Military Affairs, MLA Jon Reyes. “The acceptance of military identification cards and driver licences by Manitoba Public Insurance means one less worry when a member of our military is stationed to Manitoba and applies for a provincial driver licence or identification card.”
MyToba.ca reported that Manitoba will continue to circulate the “Support our Troops “specialty licence plate series to honor the commitment of Canadian Forces personnel.
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