NDP’s Ac­tion day to save Canada post:

A suc­cess in Comp­ton-Stanstead and the rest of Canada

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Sher­brooke

In or­der to raise aware­ness among cit­i­zens about the im­por­tance of main­tain­ing Canada Post ser­vices, New Demo­crat MP Jean Rousseau (Comp­ton-Stanstead), along with his con­stituency and Ot­tawa staff, wel­comed about 30 con­cerned cit­i­zens last Satur­day to an ex­change about the fu­ture of Canada Post. Mr. Rousseau em­braced the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cuss and pro­mote the con­crete mea­sures be­ing put forth by the NDP. The at­ten­dees also heard from Mr. Pierre Avard, the pres­i­dent of the Union of Postal Work­ers in the Sher­brooke re­gion. In ad­di­tion to those present, the Comp­ton-Stanstead of­fice has re­ceived cor­re­spon- dence in the or­der of thou­sands of re­sponses on the topic, via phone calls, emails and, of course, via mail. “In Comp­ton-Stanstead, like every­where else in the coun­try, we met with res­i­dents to of­fer them some real so­lu­tions,” said MP Jean Rousseau. “People are wor­ried about the fu­ture of mail de­liv­ery. Not just con­cerned, but an­gry to hear of the cuts com­ing to home de­liv­ery. The end of home mail de­liv­ery and re­duc­tion of hours of ser­vice will cre­ate se­ri­ous dif­fi­cul­ties for Cana­di­ans, es­pe­cially for se­niors, people with re­duced mo­bil­ity and businesses.” Mr. Rousseau adds, “The NDP and the Union of Postal Work­ers have pro­posed con­crete so­lu­tions. The mo­bi­liza­tion day on Satur­day af­forded us an op­por­tu­nity to present them to our con­stituents.” The New Demo­crat MP says it is par­tic­u­larly up­set­ting that the Con­ser­va­tives have stood idly by – in­stead of push­ing Canada Post to ex­plore other op­tions other than sim­ply slash­ing ser­vices and in­creas­ing the cost of stamps. “The wel­come we re­ceived Satur­day proves with­out a doubt that Con­ser­va­tives are now the only ones who think that these mas­sive cuts are a good idea,” said Jean Rousseau. “We will con­tinue to put pres­sure on the govern­ment so that it fi­nally takes ac­tion in this mat­ter.” On Satur­day, the NDP or­ga­nized sim­i­lar ac­tion days in sev­eral other Que­bec re­gions.

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