Installation of Canada Post boxes put on hold
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.