August 5, 1940 (19th Parliament, 1st Session)

NAT

Harry Rutherford Jackman

National Government

Mr. H. R. JACKMAN (Rosedale):

I do
not know whether the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) fully realizes the difficulties that the people of Canada have had in connection with passports, but in order to indicate to him how much trouble we have had and may perhaps have in the future I should
Passports and Visas

like to read a copy of a letter that was sent to the passport officer, Department of External Affairs, Ottawa. It reads:
Dear Sir:
On June 18 last, my son-
I leave out the name.
-applied for a passport. .
Since then, I have written you three times, telegraphed twice and phoned by long distance once in an effort to obtain this passport, but am still without it or any communication regarding it.
May I again ask that you send this passport by return-please oblige me.
My wife, who applied at the same time for a passport, and who sent her application papers in the same envelope, received her passport weeks ago.
I personally applied to the passport office on Friday of last week, and the passport was issued on Saturday evening. There has undoubtedly been great trouble in getting passports from the office.

Topic:   PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Subtopic:   QUESTION OF EXPEDITING ACTION ON APPLICATIONS -METHODS OF PROCEDURE
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