“Where do I belong?” Canadian Curriculum as Passport Home

  • Cynthia Chambers


On my last visit to the United States I travelled without a passport: I had one but I lost it and then it expired. Prior to 11 September 2001, I was part of the majority: Canadians who didn’t have or need official documentation to travel. As of 11 September 2005, without a passport, I’m in the minority: over fifty percent Canadians now hold passports. So I have my passport application form completed, the photo taken, the guarantor selected; I simply haven’t mailed the application. And I must because like any Canadian who wishes to travel outside of my country, I now need a passport, even when travelling to the United States. Things were not always thus.