As of shortly after noon on this the twenty fourth day of February in the year of our Lord two thousand aught nine, as acknowledged by the Almighty Government of Alberta, being substantiated by my new family Doctor,
I have been grudgingly granted a valid (albeit temporary until the permanent one comes in the mail, in 2 or 3 weeks) driver's license.
This gives me proof of identity and proof of residence.
With this proof of my existence I may be granted a Provincial Health number.
I may even be permitted to vote.
And the beneficent bureaucratic bodies that be have decreed that I don't have to jump through this particular hoop again for five years.
Hip hip hooray.