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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last week that the government would create a task force aimed at reducing wait times for immigration and passport services. Passport offices across the country have been swamped in recent weeks amid a surge of people applying for new documents. “We know service delays, particularly in recent months, are unacceptable,” Trudeau said in a statement. “We will continue to do everything we can to improve the delivery of these services in an efficient and timely manner.” The Public Policy Forum’s Sean Speer says the passport issue should be the top priority for the government, and that a task force is not enough to deal with “such a fundamental problem.” “This is an issue that not only will resonate with a lot of people, it's an issue where the perceptions will harden and last for some time,” Speer said. “If I was working for the Prime Minister, this would be priority No. 1.” If you have any policy-related questions, or feedback about the show, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.