When do the promises kick in?

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

From CBC News, Oc­to­ber 2015, ad ar­ti­cle about Canada Post restor­ing Char­lot­te­town home de­liv­ery, Char­lot­te­town MP Sean Casey stood by the Lib­er­als’ elec­tion prom­ise to re­store door-to-door mail de­liv­ery.

“We com­mit­ted dur­ing the elec­tion to save home mail de­liv­ery. That re­mains our com­mit­ment,” Casey said. “Our com­mit­ment has not been ful­filled ... The next step is for the new govern­ment to re­view the man­date of Canada Post and to ful­fil our elec­tion com­mit­ment to save home de­liv­ery, and that’s what we’ll do.”

Your turn at bat, Mr. Casey. Please give us a time­line (in sim­ple English, please) for restor­ing doorto-door mail de­liv­ery. See if you can do it with­out us­ing the word “com­mit­tee.”

I don’t see any tax break for walk­ing in all types of weather, try­ing to open frozen boxes, stop­ping in no-park­ing zones or block­ing traf­fic on too-nar­row streets. These are dan­ger­ous prac­tices, and you promised to get rid of these – when? Are we wait­ing on in­juries, prop­erty dam­age or even pos­si­ble deaths be­cause your party hasn’t acted on its elec­toral prom­ise?

Was the Lib­eral Party of Canada only say­ing it would re­store a ser­vice, which we still pay for, only in order to get elected? Are the Lib­eral govern­ment and Canada Post wait­ing for a class-action suit to be launched un­der the Char­ter of Rights and Free­doms? Door-todoor ser­vice for some Cana­di­ans and not for oth­ers?

As to my next vote: the cheque is in the mail.

Gary Walker, Char­lot­te­town

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