Friday, November 25, 2022

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP hails Government decision to add Prince George office for passport concerns

Northwest MP Taylor Bachrach has relayed some welcome news for residents of the region, noting of a decision by the Federal Government to add Prince George to the list of offices where British Columbians will soon be able to have their passport requirements met.

The Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP had been advocating for service for the North for a number of months, making the wishes of his constituents known to the government in August when he forwarded a correspondence to the Federal minister Katrina Gould.

Mr. Bachrach had also taken the concerns of the Northwest to the House of Commons earlier this month to raise the issue during Question Period on November 3rd.

Last night through his Social media Feed, the MP hailed the government decision to add the northern British Columbia city to the list of offices for residents to seek assistance.

The passport office will be set up in the Service Canada office on Fourth Avenue in Prince George, but don't make your road trip plans just yet, as it won't open until April of 2023.

The crush of passport applications and renewal made for many headlines earlier this year as Canadians after two years of limited opportunities for International travel owing to COVID began to make plans to explore the world again. Though the volume of applications and renewals led to extensive delays through this year.

Mr. Bachrach had noted of the ongoing issue as late as last week, offering up the services of his office to try to help any urgent issues that may be impacting on Northwest residents.

Federal government information related to passport themes can be found here.

More notes from the MP's work in the House of Commons can be explored here.

1 comment:

  1. He'll dine out on this for a while. Meanwhile the incomplete list continues to grow.
    - End to end cellular connectivity along highway 16
    - Closing loopholes in medicinal marijuana cultivation legislation, so small town main streets start being safe again
    - High speed internet across his riding, the connected coast is a start, but the digital deficit is still too large.