The mandate of the Passport Program is to issue secure Canadian passports through the authentication of identity and entitlement determination, facilitating travel, and contributing to international and domestic security.
To safeguard the security, value, and integrity of Canadian passports, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) has the authority to issue, refuse to issue, revoke, cancel, recover and monitor the use of passports, and to impose a period of refusal of passport services.
Under the Canadian Passport Order, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (or delegate) has the authority to cancel, revoke or refuse a Canadian passport in order to prevent the commission of a terrorism offence, or for the national security of Canada or a foreign country or state. These decisions are implemented by the Minister of IRCC.
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Laws and Regulations
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