September 26, 2022

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Laval: Expelled before getting their passport

After spending a night in the storm, people who had been waiting for a long time in front of the passport office in Laval were evacuated by police yesterday morning before their document could be handed over.

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“It looks like a banana republic. It’s inhumane to camp outside without informing the people,” said Kisline Trudeau.

Her daughter was standing for more than 30 hours in front of the office located in the shopping center to get her baby’s passport. The trio are set to leave for Walt Disney on Monday … by then if they can get their hands on the precious document.

Yesterday morning, spokeswoman Erica Laundry confirmed that the Federal Passport Office had requested the assistance of the Laval Police Department to vacate the premises. Hundreds of people were waiting in line at the scene, people at the scene said. The official said only those with an appointment, those who had to pick up a ready passport or boarded the flight before 11:59 last night could stay.


Everyone else returned home empty-handed. Some expressed their dissatisfaction, but the expulsion took place without great difficulty, underlined M.Me Land.

The Canada Service has not yet responded to our interview request last night.

Courtesy Sophie Gingras

“We feel deceived by Canada. Many of us are very pessimistic, ”said Jean-Philip Lamar, who waited until 5 p.m. He is scheduled to board a flight Monday to visit his wife’s family in South Korea.

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He spent the night in the rain and lightning from Thursday to Friday, there was even flooding in a parking lot and he was finally told to return home.

“The thunder was so loud! I got on the bike, but because the people were united, I took refuge in the car. Next to us, I heard women screaming when lightning struck,” he said over the phone.

“Spending the night in the rain and wind is hell. This is not serious. If we had known what to expect from the beginning … but the management was completely flawed, ”said Sylvain Martell, who has been waiting since 7am on Thursday.

In advance

Jean-Philippe Lamare also regrets that the authorities allowed him to spend the night outside without giving them any information. The young father believed he had been taken away in advance, especially when he applied for a passport for his six-month-old son last March.

“When my daughter made the request in April, we still hadn’t talked about the monster waiting times in the media. She could not have known that the passport would not arrive as planned before May 26, ”said Kisline Trudeau.

Grandma hopes her 11-year-old granddaughter can fulfill her dream of going to Walt Disney in Florida. “It’s been two years since Christmas, their birthday, and all the parties have fallen. The worst thing is that we have to hurt him again for not getting his passport. It will break my heart, ”he said.