Canadians Faking Travel Plans to Skip Passport Application Lines, Says Minister

Backlogs in Canada’s passport system are prompting some individuals to find loopholes that allow them to renew or obtain a new passport without an extended wait period, says the minister overseeing passport services.
Liberal MP Karina Gould, the minister of families, children, and social development, told CTV News that she has heard anecdotally of people booking flights—without having a valid passport—and using the imminent travel plans as an excuse for passport services to prioritize their applications.
“That is not something we’ve heard happening across the board, but of course, if it is, I discourage it entirely, because it exacerbates an already overwhelmed system,” Gould said in the report published Aug. 16….
Source: The Epoch Times

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