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Help us put their death certificates away.

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I wrote this letter to Prime Minster Trudeau...


Dear Mr. Trudeau,

This is my family. Yes it is a heartbreaking photo but it is like so many others in our country who are too young to lose a partner, with kids too young to lose a parent. We are a growing epidemic and I need some things in our country to change, to make the devastation that death creates slightly easier. I recently renewed our passports, all four of us. I had to bring in the death certificate to certify I had the right to do this on my own. I then asked if a note could be added to our file that the kids father was deceased so I did not have to continue to carry the death certificate. You see, it's a trigger of very sad emotions and a weight that is almost unbearable. I was told I would have to carry it with me when traveling with my children for the next twelve years. Please, I ask you, if a child can have a note on his file that he is on a no fly list, why can't you spare my family and countless others by adding a note so this document can finally be put away? Please help, I'm not the only one who needs this simple request to be taken seriously.

Best regards,


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