Source: Pimple Republic of Kanada
Limited hang out with phony sleeper cells by Crown Agents using the Canadian Passport Office privatized in 1990.
Canadian passports are no longer issued, they are bought.
Special Operating Agency status
In 1990, Passport Canada underwent a major transformation - it became a Special Operating Agency (SOA). It is one of the first five Special Operating Agencies set up by the Government of Canada to improve services to Canadians. While Passport Canada is a government institution, an agency of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, it operates much like a private sector enterprise. Passport Canada finances its operations entirely from the fees charged for passports and other travel documents and must generate sufficient revenues to meet expenditures. There is no annual parliamentary appropriation, and the service is supported by applicants rather than taxpayers. Passport Canada operates under a revolving fund which allows it to accumulate an annual surplus (or deficit) of up to $4 million. Passport Canada can also carry over surplus revenues from year to year to offset future shortfalls.
As a Special Operating Agency, Passport Canada has greater management flexibility to achieve results. In exchange for its increased autonomy, Passport Canada is accountable for meeting demanding performance standards.