The government is planning to get rid of SIN (Social Insurance Number) cards starting in 2014. They plan to send out the number in a letter and that is it. The rationale is that it will save money and help to reduce identity theft.
What do you think? Good plan? Bad plan?
(For the non-Canadians - a S.I.N. is a number that we use for employment and tax purposes for the most part. Really anything that has to do with money and the government requires a S.I.N.)