A person lives in Marystown for about a decade, has Canadian kids, a pregnant wife, friends who care for them and will fight for them.
The Canadian government decides his fate... He is snatched from his family and thrown in jail in St. John's. He awaits a teleconference call with officials in MONTREAL. There is no one in Newfoundland and Labrador with any immigration authourity beyond making sure customs is in place to prevent cheap liquor from St. Pierre.
We have no say into who lives in our land...
Tell them how you feel:
1-800-461-9999 2 to get you out of the main menu then 0 for the operator
You'll get thrown around but enough calls bouncing through their maze of bureaucracy might sink into the right head just a little bit. And believe me - you will encounter the federal experience. I first had to clarify that Portnoy was not a place in Newfoundland and Labrador but an honust to God person. Then I had to explain what Marystown is.
This my friends is why it takes a decade to rubber stamp an application...