|reply to TLS2000 |
Re: [Rant] Ontario Photo ID card now available at more locations
said by TLS2000:I don't believe they can demand a "government issued identification" - but they can demand you provide your correct identity -- different thing. You give them your name, address, phone number, and a reference who can verify your identity... now if they suspect you've committed a crime you're likely going "downtown" anyway -- and they will finger print you and attempt to verify the identification information you have provided. said by elwoodblues:
There is no requirement in law to show any ID unless driving where upon request I must identify myself with a drivers license. If stopped by a police officer,I can volunteer the information, but again no law says I have to.
If they suspect that you've committed a crime, they can demand your ID even if you're walking down the street. Failure to provide ID can result in incarceration.
If you lied - you'll get "providing false identification" charges thrown on top -- that doesn't mean "fake id" - it means you lied about your name or where you live or your date of birth or other details they have asked for to verify who you are. Some people get away with it - it's not too hard to get stopped for J-walking, and tell them you're Ron Smergman of 2319 West 1st Street, Victoria, BC - especially if you're in a small town in Manitoba... they'll write you a ticket and off you go... Poor Ron Smergman...
Under the HTA, when riding a bicycle, it says all you have do is identify yourself correctly, but don't have to offer up any proof such as a drivers license.