I wrote, and emailed, my letter to the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister of Citizenship back on February 3rd. Yesterday, I received a reply via snail mail from the departmental correspondence unit simply acknowleding receipt and saying ‘Please be assured that your comments will be brought to the Minister’s attention as soon as possible.’
I feel like the members of the Isaac Brock Society won a small victory today, which I believe holds promise looking at the future. I’ve been home sick with the flu the past couple of days and have been able to pay closer attention to the various posts, which has been not only informative, but actually quite entertaining. Again, I want to point out that anyone wanting more information on this situation, or to join a society of concerned and caring people, do check out the IBS.
I finally got my act together and sent an email to W5 asking that they do a story on this whole situation and try to get us some answers. They want it kept to one page, which I found difficult, but good or bad, it’s been sent. Now we’ll see if I get a response or not.
Here’s the email:
Last night I received a reply from the Prime Ministers office, such as it is…. They’re punting the issue over to the Minister of Finance. Not quite the response I’d hoped for, but certainly what I expected. Mind you, at least it’s a response. To date, I’ve received nothing from the Ministry of Finance, or Citizenship & Immigration, or from my MLA (Janice Tarchuk) or MP (Blake Richards), who also received a copy of the letter.
Well, thanks to the good folks who responded to my posts on the Isaac Brock Society, I’m feeling a bit better about being able to show that I have not been a US citizen for decades. Not completely confident, since I was a minor when I became Canadian, but certainly more confident than I was before. It will be interesting to get my immigration and citizenship file and see what’s in there, and if it has any impact on this. Getting it will take months, so it’s an open question.