Hoping for some CBC love

If you are going to try and make your story heard, you try to make it heard everywhere. I just sent an email to the CBC in hopes that they might be interested in my story when (if? when?) they cover the scrapping of the UKBA. 

A long shot? Yes. But in the wise, wise words of fellow Canadian Wayne Gretzky, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. So I’m taking every shot I can.

My letter to the CBC:


I’m from Vancouver, BC but have been living in the UK for 5 years now. I haven’t seen any coverage on the CBC website regarding yesterday’s breaking news that they are shutting down the UK Border Agency for being “not fit for purpose”, but I’m sure you are aware of it.

I’m currently the victim of their incompetency – I have had my Ancestry visa renewal refused and have been told I have no right to appeal the decision. I do have the right to fight it though and I am.

If you are going to cover this story and would like to include details of how it is currently effecting a Canadian abroad, I’ve written all the details of what has happened here: wp.me/p1CyWc-um

I hope that in light of this news, my personal story is of interest to you. I’m sure there are many of my fellow Canadians also struggling with life-altering decisions made by the UKBA.

Thank you for your time.

Most sincerely,


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