Used well, a digital ID can be convenient and even helpful in gathering statistics that give governments useful information in making better policy decisions. However, it also allows the government a level of immediate access to personal information that many feel uncomfortable with.

To help us understand more, we are featuring a briefing by Dr. Leslyn Lewis, Member of Parliament from Haldimand-Norfolk. After Dr. Lewis’ segment, Luke Neilson, Education Programs Coordinator from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms sheds light on how digital ID could affect our Charter rights as Canadians.