The NDP Will Re­in­state Door-To-Door Mail De­liv­ery

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

An NDP Gov­ern­ment will cancel Canada Post’s plan to elim­i­nate door-to-door mail de­liv­ery and will re­in­state de­liv­ery in all com­mu­ni­ties af­fected by cuts an­nounced in De­cem­ber 2013.

"This is about fair­ness. The cuts to home de­liv­ery im­pact se­niors and per­sons living with dis­abil­i­ties the most. For them, this ser­vice is es­sen­tial," com­mented NDP spokesper­son for mat­ters con­cern­ing Canada Post, Alexan­dre Boulerice (Rose­mont—La Pe­tite-Pa­trie).

For the past year and a half, Canada Post has been im­ple­ment­ing a sweep­ing, five-year plan de­signed to end door-to-door mail de­liv­ery for 5.1 mil­lion Canadian house­holds.

‘May­ors from towns and vil­lages of the rid­ing have com­plained about this de­ci­sion through res­o­lu­tions,” adds Comp­ton-Stanstead New Demo­crat MP Jean Rousseau. “We heard them.”

“The gov­ern­ment told us from the start that the de­ci­sion to end home mail de­liv­ery is a fi­nan­cial one, but this is not true. Last year, Canada Post made $200 mil­lion in net prof­its. Let’s put ide­ol­ogy aside and pro­vide the ser­vices that Cana­di­ans rely on," added Mr. Boulerice.

New Democrats are lis­ten­ing. Re­in­stat­ing home de­liv­ery mail ser­vice will help those in great­est need.

Who will take care of the boxes? This one is near the dam in North Hat­ley.

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