Parliament Video: Jenny in the House: Will the Minister automatically renew documents that have free up scarce resources?

On November 23, 2020, Jenny rose in Question Period to ask:

Jenny Kwan (NDP) Vancouver East, BC

"Mr. Speaker, IRCC's ability to receive applications from the mailroom has slowed to a crawl. For spousal sponsorship, IRCC went from receiving over 6,000 applications per month to just 30. The government is also unable to meet the minister's 14-day processing standard for extended family reunification. In fact, the minister's office said there is no way to know if those applications even exist and “not to bother” inquiring because the unit is overwhelmed.

Will the minister just automatically renew documents that have expired since the shutdown, without further requirements from the applicants, to free up scarce resources?"

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