In­stal­la­tion of Canada Post boxes put on hold

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Vic­to­ria Vanier

The Union des Mu­nic­i­palites du Que­bec (UMQ) wel­comes with sat­is­fac­tion the sus­pen­sion of the de­ploy­ment of com­mu­nity mail boxes by Canada Post and is ask­ing the new gov­ern­ment to take the nec­es­sary mea­sures so this this tem­po­rary de­ci­sion be­comes per­ma­nent.

“The saga of Canada Post has put into fo­cus the im­por­tant role of mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties as gov­ern­ments of prox­im­ity. When re­forms with so much im­pact on the qual­ity of life of cit­i­zens are put in place, a fed­eral so­ci­ety can­not just pass over the heads of the elected mu­nic­i­pal of­fi­cials as they thought,” said the pres­i­dent of the Union des Mu­nic­i­palites du Que­bec (UMQ) and the mayor of Sainte-Julie, Suzanne Roy.

The UMQ will stay vig­i­lant on this file and as­sures that the leg­isla­tive changes will take place rapidly. In the eyes of the Union des Mu­nic­i­palites du Que­bec (UMQ), it is about time that pub­lic and pri­vate en­ter­prises un­der fed­eral reg­u­la­tion rec­og­nize the com­pe­tence of mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties when it comes to the man­ag­ing of their ter­ri­tory.

Canada Post an­nounced on Mon­day that it would work “col­lab­o­ra­tively” with the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment to fig­ure out the best way to move for­ward and deal with the chal­lenges to the postal sys­tem, putting the move from home de­liv­ery to com­mu­nity mail­boxes on hold.

“Ef­forts are un­der­way to place the com­pre­hen­sive pro­gram on hold in an or­derly fash­ion,” com­mented Canada Post spokesper­son Anick Losier.

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