OTTAWA, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - People like the idea of Canada Post making
money through financial services according to a new poll.
Close to two out of every three respondents (63%) to a Stratcom poll
supported Canada Post expanding revenue-generating services, including
financial services like bill payments, insurance and banking.
CUPW asked Stratcom to conduct the poll in order to contribute to the
debate on the future of Canada Post. The post office is currently
conducting a public consultation on its future, focusing on cuts.
"Canada Post has options other than cutting," said CUPW National
President Denis Lemelin. "It could follow the lead of post offices in
other countries by leveraging its network and adding lucrative banking
services. Our poll results suggest there would be support for such a
The Stratcom poll also found that there is no appetite for major changes
such as postal privatization and deregulation. 69 % of poll respondents
opposed privatization of Canada Post and 71% opposed allowing private
companies to deliver lettermail in Canada.
These results are drawn from a Stratcom national online survey which
interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,514 adult Canadians
between May 24th to 26th, 2013.
SOURCE: CANADIAN UNION OF POSTAL WORKERS
For further information:
contact Communications Specialist, Canadian Union of Postal Workers: Kevin Matthews, Cell: 613-327-1177, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. To obtain more information about the poll and postal banking, go to: cupw.ca/PostalPoll