OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Maintaining home mail delivery remains one of the NDP's main priorities as it intensifies its campaign to save the services Canadians rely on and deserve.
"With this government's marked trend toward privatization, I would like to know if this is also their plan for Canada Post. Canadians are adamant about continuing to receive their mail at home," said NDP Labour critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie), who was joined by Susan Dixon – the woman behind the petition to keep home mail delivery, which now has 200,000 signatures.
The end of home mail delivery will be particularly hard on seniors and people living with disabilities—something Canada Post and Conservatives have completely ignored.
"Susan Dixon's petition has struck a chord with Canadians because she speaks for the many who will endure significant hardships if home mail delivery is ended," added Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) President, Denis Lemelin, who was also in attendance today.
Boulerice also noted that Canada Post's financial situation simply does not justify these cuts and criticized the lack of consultations to inform Canadians of the reasons for, and potential impact of, these changes.
"Citizens are being kept in the dark, but they have a right to know the truth. How much will the new community mailboxes cost? We need answers," added Boulerice.
SOURCE: Canadian Union of Postal Workers
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