Wallet-size or 5×7?

It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it:

Immigration officers are having to pore through naked pictures of hundreds of exotic dancers to keep imposters out of Canada, the Toronto Sun reported Tuesday.

Foreign strippers planning to table dance in clubs must now provide photos of themselves with no clothes on to qualify for a visa for Canada, said immigration officials.

Although, for the record—and I’m no immigration expert, to be sure—it seems to me that if someone wanted to get into Canada badly enough, the challenge of providing a nude picture wouldn’t be exactly insurmountable. But then again, maybe this policy is just meant to stop the really lazy, self-conscious and/or hideously deformed from entering Canada.

(Toronto Sun: “Foreign strippers must supply nude photos to officials” [July 27, 2004])