Post-9/11 "Real I.D." laws in the U.S.A. say that driver's licenses issued by states cannot be used for "federal identification" unless they have certain enhancements, for which one must bring in a birth certificate or other proof of U.S. citizenship when applying for the license; thus when boarding a commercial passenger flight, one must use something else, such as a passport.
The application form for a Canadian passport says "You need to provide at least one document to support your identity. The identification document (ID) must be valid and must be issued by a federal, provincial/territorial government authority (or local equivalent abroad)." My "local equivalent abroad" is the state of Minnesota, where my driver's license says "NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION". Will those words impair the license's utility for this purpose?