I applied for Canadian residency/citizenship and it took a long time, but I don't see a problem with expediting the process for Olympic athletes. Their careers are short; mine will be long and painful. That is what other countries do. Russia or France can expedite a passport for Anissina or Volosozhar in no time. It is so obvious that Poirier is an unbelievable talent. The first time I saw him, I thought he had potential world champion written all over him.