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e-4146 (Foreign affairs)

E-petition
Initiated by Michael Hofer from Calgary, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Canadian NEXUS and FAST enrollment centers closed on March 19, 2020, and remain closed to date, even though nearly all other federal government offices have reopened;
  • Enrollment centres are over five months delayed from original reopening plans;
  • Reports show there is a backlog of over 350,000 applications;
  • The Government of Canada has failed to provide an updated plan to successfully deliver services and reopen offices;
  • Processing of NEXUS and FAST members is more critical than ever as it would help alleviate the extreme wait times at airport security Canadians continue to face;
  • The United States counter offices have successfully re-opened and resumed the in-person delivery of services;
  • Canadians should not be expected to travel to the United States to access services that should and can be offered within our own country; and
  • Canadians residing in Western Canada are disproportionately affected by closures as the U.S. offices are further in proximity and less accessible.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to work with our U.S. counterparts in the reopening of all Canadian NEXUS and FAST offices, ensuring the full resumption of services within Canada.
Open for signature
October 6, 2022, at 2:50 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 3, 2023, at 2:50 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Michelle Rempel Garner
Calgary Nose Hill
Conservative Caucus
Alberta
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