OTTAWA, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of
Transport, made the following statement today, in response to Canada
Post's Five-point Action Plan:
"In today's digital age, Canadians are sending less mail than ever.
According to Canada Post, a typical Canadian household buys only one to
two dozen stamps per year. Due to the lack of demand, mail volumes have
dropped almost 25% per address since 2008 and continue to fall. This is
leading to a steep decline in revenues for Canada Post. Since 1981,
Canada Post has had a mandate to operate on a self-sustaining financial
"The Government of Canada supports Canada Post in its efforts to fulfil
its mandate of operating on a self-sustaining financial basis in order
to protect taxpayers, while modernizing its business and aligning
postal services with the choices of Canadians.
"I look forward to seeing progress as Canada Post rolls out its plan for
an efficient, modern postal service that protects taxpayers and is
equipped to meet Canadians' needs now and in the future."
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Honourable Lisa Raitt
Minister of Transport
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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