Post of­fice

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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.

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