Milton family may have to cancel $35,000 safari because they can't get passports
An Ontario woman says she's devastated at the thought of being forced to cancel her family's $35,000 trip due to delays acquiring passports for her two sons, especially after she followed all the rules.
Oh no .. our hospitals are collapsing ... COVID is out of control but but they bought a trip without a valid passport https://t.co/GnJ59rSwAI
I’m starting a GoFundMe to replace all of the tiny violins I’ve gone through reading these heartbreaking tales of travel woes. https://t.co/1fMs4VG8Kf
Trip planned two years ago and waited to get passports - who cares.
God damn heartbreaking..giraffes are cool, I’m so sorry for them...then there’s this, really sick people stuck in ambulances cause the ER is full..🤷♀️ https://t.co/kFcGCQm2Jo
umm they should have made sure their passports were up to date before dropping that much coin
I, for one, really enjoy reading relatable stories like this one.
You’re breaking my heart. I walked a mile to Rexall to save a bit on milk.
She was gifted with this trip in 2019 and waited till 2022 to get passports. Seriously? That's probably one of the first things I would have done. First world problems.
First the government won't let us set up bouncy castles and hot tubs in the middle of a street in downtown Ottawa, now this!
We haven't seen state sanctioned oppression like this since the days of Edward I.
I’m sure our hospital staff are worried about this as they work to keep our hospitals from completely collapsing. If you book a big trip like this WITHOUT passports in hand, too bad so sad. This chaos has been ongoing for months. No sympathy from me.
Come on, @CP24. African countries are experiencing drought and major food shortages. The war is still raging in Ukraine. People on ODSP can't afford to live, and THIS is what you consider newsworthy?
Seriously? The family was given the safari as a gift by the children's grandfather in 2019!!! Why the phawk did they wait until April of 2022 to apply for passports? 🙄
#CdnPoli #CdnMedia #CdnMediaFails https://t.co/WHSsmKjL1V
It's an effing insulting publishing this. Hospitals collapsing, ed in tatters, people in crisis & hungry, many working multiple jobs trying to make ends meet, but no: THIS is the most important issue you can find: wealthy people being inconvenienced on their holidays. Screw you. https://t.co/KUAThlQL2O
Women, children & men are getting sick, dying, homelessness is rapidly increasing, the planets on fire, healthcare is collapsing, Putin's murdering Ukrainians! Should I go on?!
🤬 Off with your safari story!
Why didn’t they process in 2020, 2021, when they knew since 2019 they were going somewhere
Also passports are good for 5 years..why not apply for passports as soon as gifted as trip was for sons? Even if no travel for 5 years could have renewed. Passport office has had issues for last year.
Reading between the lines, the trip was promised in 2019, it would seem to me her sons would have had passports then? So she let them expire or never had them then either.
OR, HEAR ME OUT... Maybe they should have gotten the passports first, holy [swearword] what the [other swearword] happened to the idea of personal responsibility?
😅🤣😂 Are we seriously reporting this stuff? What about hospital ERs closing? What about LTCs not having AC, and having covid outbreaks?!
I usually make sure my passport is up to date BEFORE booking the trip, but maybe that is just me?
Go ahead, convince me the sole purpose of this piece isn't clickbait. And lo! I see it's working for you.
They’ve been planning for two years but wait after booking their trip to get their passports? Unbelievable! 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
The trip has been booked since 2019...did they not think to get their passports in the THREE YEARS since it was gifted to them? https://t.co/N6kIQ7F7my
Bad planning......now do hospital emergency rooms closing and patients in hallways and LTC during the heat wave
Who in there right mind books a trip that costs 35,000 without having valid up to date passports?
And homeless people are still homeless.
And ERs are still closing.
Get a clue Canadian Media.
OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS BEING INTENTIONALLY GUTTED BY THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT YOU VILE ASSHATS. https://t.co/6QhwCcUk3w
who seriously spends that money without having a passport in place first, during a pandemic?
Why is this even considered news? They should have focused on having valid passports before booking a trip.
Well the stupid and rich won’t get my sympathy because the Conservative-directed collapse of our provincial universal healthcare & public education systems has all my attention.
So she’s known she had a trip planned for THREE YEARS and didn’t bother to get her sons’ passports until months before going away?? 🤔 https://t.co/IoUFLuxj5c
Can't believe people let their passports expire, or wait till the last minute to renew them.
More true news for you. I know so many wonderful people on here and you know what? They're fridges are empty right now. Know why?
Because most of Canada doesn't give a damn about people with disabilities.
This is Canada.
So, let's see . . . trip becomes an item for them in 2019. Why the heck did they not start the passport portion then rather than more than 2 years later!? Sorry, but someone's poor planning is NOT newsworthy . . .
This is not news a privileged family can't go on vacation. Too bad.
Oh no the tragedy. Clutch your pearls. Hitting that rock bottom again. https://t.co/0vveVPkwwc
I mean no offense, but you knew about this trip ages ago. Waiting until the last second to renew your passports is sort of on you.
I’m sorry, but if this is supposed to make me feel bad, it’s not working. What a bunch of nincompoops.