Biometric card under study for Canadian permanent residents

privacy       2003-03-06 
The federal government is working on a pilot project that could see permanent residents fingerprinted and the information embedded in their permanent resident cards, the Montreal Gazette has learned.
The government served notice yesterday that it plans to award a contract worth $50,000 U.S. to an American firm to obtain test results on the strengths and weaknesses of various fingerprint readers.