But there are very limited exceptions regarding your name, address and ID:
- If you are driving and stopped by the police, you must give them your driver’s licence (and possibly vehicle registration and insurance) for inspection if they ask.
- The police can also stop you while riding a bicycle if they think you’ve broken a traffic law. In some provinces, if you are stopped for this reason, you must give the police your name and address.
- In some provinces, if a police officer has reasonable and probable grounds to believe that you committed certain COVID-19 related offences, you must provide your name, date of birth and address.
If you are required by law to identify yourself to police and you do not provide this information, or you provide false information, the police could charge you with obstructing the police.