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fear: Edmonton's community and public services committee approved the Access Without Fear to Municipal Services policy on Wednesday, according to Toronto Star. Kevin Tuong / For Star Metro On Wednesday, the community and public services committee moved a policy called the Access Without Fear to Municipal Services forward to council. According to city administration, undocumented individuals living in Edmonton don't often access basic services because they fear deportation. The policy states that Edmontonians, whether documented or not, do not need to produce certain documents, such as a driver's licence, as proof of residency when accessing city services. Article Continued Below It sends a message that this is who we are as a community, that people here for various reasons have lost their immigration status for various reasons and we are not going to put unnecessary, excessive stress on them as they figure out how to kind of land permanently. It's a symbolic gesture, said Erick Ambtman, executive director for Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers. ( As reported in the news.