Post office hearing not by mail, or email
While some complain that cell towers will destroy their lives, others are feeling dead not having any cellular services. Seems like on ‘Le Plateau’ in Montréal, where cell service is more than excellent, this is not a problem, or it would have made the front page of Le Devoir or the other avant-garde media long ago. Then maybe, if a Montreal journalist lost the scoop because he had no cell service, the
story would be different.
Yes, that was a general complaint at last Friday’s hearing on Canada Post in Coaticook for the region by Minister, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau. If you live in a remote region, forget about postal service or any service while you are at it.
While there was a general consensus around the table that most of the problems stem from the Harper government’s avowed policy of selling Canada Post and reducing services, some complaints were a bit more complex. Like the fact that it costs less than a dollar for that Ebay retailer in China to send a parcel to Canada while it costs almost twenty for a Canadian business to do the same. As for the quality of service, it leaves a lot to be desired. This newspaper can attest to it, not locally, but nationally.
It came to Gerald Cutting, the president of the Townshippers’ Association to speak for rural life. While he spoke in English, the presentation was not spe- cifically one tuned to the Anglophones. He spoke of the simple fact that the older members of society are not attuned to electronic media and are left aside and count on the mail to deliver letters, news and parcels.
The Honourable Minister Bibeau, who was accompanied by two of her political staff, Jacqueline Belleau and Phillipe Cadieux, had to leave early, but with the notes taken by them, she will have a lot to say to her colleagues in Ottawa.
In fine fighting form, Compton-Stanstead MP, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, addressed the participants at the Canada Post consultation that she convened last week.
Not only the usual representative showed up for the meeting held in Coaticook.