Local Member of Parliament Guy Lauzon and his constituency office staff in Cornwall reached a special milestone last week.
The office received their 40,000th Canadian passport application for submission to Passport Canada.
Thursday, January 31st, Apple Hill resident Scott Maloney dropped his passport application off at MP Lauzon’s 621 Pitt Street office.
The following day, he was given a scroll marking the occasion and a Canadian flag.
“We really emphasize excellent customer service at our office, and that’s why we have such a steady stream of traffic,” said Executive Assistant Eric Duncan. “Constituents appreciate being able to walk in, be served quickly and not have the hassle of going to Ottawa or mailing their application in before someone has looked it over.”
Constituents can submit their application with MP Lauzon’s constituency office in Cornwall, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Staff also hold satellite office hours on Monday mornings in Winchester (8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.) and Morrisburg (10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.).
Applications can be downloaded online at www.passport.gc.ca or by dropping by MP Lauzon’s office or a Canada Post office in the riding.
Lauzon and staff are anticipating to hold two passport clinics later this spring.