There are proposed changes to the outdoors card.
They claim that they are modernizing the system. It doesn't sound to modern to me. If I am reading this correctly, it looks like they are moving more into the direction of us having to carry individual copies of each licence (fishing, hunting, etc.) in addition to the card. However, they may allow you to save it on your smart phone rather than carry in a printed copy. I wonder if a dead battery will lead to a failing to produce a licence charge.
If we have to carry Individual licences, then what is the point in having the outdoors card?
I don't see any reason why they cannot store all of your licence information on the card itself. These could be printed on the card if you purchase the licences at the time you purchase the card. The license information could also be electronically stored on the card. Service Ontario (and possibly other outlets) should be able to updated electronic information on the card for any additional licences that you purchase from them.
If a CO had a cell or satellite signal, they would be able to verify the information on the licence with the MNR data base. If they don't have a signal, they could rely on the printed or electronic information on the card.