members of council, it was agreed to sign the petition.
“ We should share the union’s concerns. Let’s give it as much support as we can,” said Coun. Clarence Mercer.
“ We should write Canada Post saying we want to be part of the process before we get a letter in the mail,” added deputy mayor Philip Wood.
The Canadian Postal Service Charter, which was signed in September 2009, allows for post office closures through “natural opportunity, retirement or death of a postmaster.”
But Canada Post has committed to undertaking what it calls a “community outreach” before it makes a decision on whether or not to permanently close a site.
Corra said consultations with residents have taken place, and “they are committed to a post office and so are we.”
According to the CPAA, Canada Post has closed 10 rural post offices in this province.