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Demand for passports continues to grow in Quebec

Complex Many of the lawn chairs outside the Guy Favreau have been folded and tidied up, eliminating long lines. But that's because Quebec'spassport officeis open only to those who have a reservation on Fete National holidays.

Everyone else must return on Monday.

But that doesn't stop many Canadians from trying to renew or get a new passport.

Marie Turcot is about to renew her son's passport so that the whole family can fly to Peru on Monday. She was in line all week, waiting to receive important travel documents.

"I'm flying at least on Monday, so I'll make a reservation for Monday. If I have to sleep on Saturday or Sunday to get to the door first on Monday, a week. I'm on weekdays. I slept here every day, "she told Global News.

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More routes outside the federal passport office in Montreal are waiting for more than 1,000 people in a few days increase.

Read more: 'Sorrowful': Quebec is federal to fix Canadian passport delays as it continues its long lineup.

Bruno El Corey has already missed one international flight because he missed his passport.

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He wants not to miss another story.

"I still hope to make a reservation before Sunday and be able to fly another plane," he told Global News.

The demand for passports has skyrocketed in recent weeks and there are not enough employees to process passports.

According to Service Canada statistics, 542,000 applications have been submitted since April 1, 2020, exceeding 363,000 between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. However, Service Canada does not compare the current demand for new passports. Application for the same period before the pandemic.

Some Canadians have accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of not being able to manage the problem well.

"He's responsible. Trudeau is responsible for everything that happens," Didier Heliet told Global News outside the Guy Favlow Complex.

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The federal minister in charge of the passport was transferred from some departments on Thursday. Meanwhile, to the passport office, which stated that more staff were hired and trained.

"These people are employed and trained. As of next week, the first cohort to be fully trained is up and ready. Here is a simple solution. No, "Carina Gould, Minister of Family, Children and Social Development, said in Ottawa.

The passport office will be reopened for everyone on Monday.

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