Social Development Minister Karina Gould

Social Development Minister Karina Gould 

Social Development Minister Karina Gould yesterday rejected any compensation for travelers left out of pocket due to extraordinary delays at passport offices. Gould to date has not explained why passport managers ignored 2021 warnings to prepare for a flood of new applications for travel documents, according to Blacklock's Reporter.

“Some of those Canadians may even just be receiving their passports now despite having applied as early as the summer,” Gould told reporters. “I have seen these cases in my own office.”

Bureau Chief (Parliament Hill)

Matthew Horwood is the Parliamentary Bureau Chief of the Western Standard based in the Parliamentary Bureau. He has a degree in journalism from Carleton University and has been a reporter for the Hill Times and the Ottawa Business Journal.

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free the west

That regime In Ottawa...never fails to disappoint. They will never change. Maybe we should.


The taxpayer can expect zero service level guarantees from a bloated public sector department, whose leadership and execution is text book ineptitude and incompetence. While once again the complete absence of accountability from the minister is the constant refrain. When will this idiocracy end Eastern Canada?


Here's looking at your Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and the Maritimes (you elected these clowns).

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