Passport delays ‘virtually’ gone
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CANADA & WORLD
Social Development Minister Karina Gould says Service Canada has “virtually eliminated” the massive backlog of passport applications that were delayed because of a surge in demand. Most new passport applications were being processed on time by October, but thousands of people who applied before then still faced excessive delays. Gould says 98 per cent of those applications have been processed.