NDP FIGHTING TO KEEP DOOR-TO-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY
January 28th, 2014 - 5:36pm
OTTAWA – In the wake of the Conservatives’ irresponsible decision to end door-to-door mail delivery, the NDP has introduced a motion in the House of Commons supporting the maintenance of this valuable service. It will be debated today in the House of Commons.
“Canadians value their public postal service – Canada Post needs to scrap their proposed plan,”
said NDP MP Murray Rankin (Victoria). “In my community and across BC, people have reached out through letters, petitions and calls, demanding that the Government reverse these cuts.”
The Conservatives waited until after the end of the fall session to announce the plan to eliminate jobs, raise prices by 30 per cent and cut business hours. The NDP has been clear from the start: Canadians should not pay more for less service.
The NDP is proud to stand with seniors, postal workers, people with disabilities, municipalities, small businesses and all Canadians in the fight to keep home delivery.
The motion, sponsored by NDP Transport critic Olivia Chow, reads as follows:
That, in the opinion of the House, door-to-door mail delivery is a valuable service provided by Canada Post and that this House express its opposition to Canada becoming the only country in the G7 without such a service.