Canada Post’s plan to eliminate home mail delivery, drastically increase postal rates, cut rural post office hours, and kill 6,000 to 8, 000 good jobs with the approval of the Harper Government is a recipe for disaster for Canada’s postal service. No wonder the Harper Government had the announcement made only hours after the House of Commons recessed for the holidays.
You don’t modernize an important public service like Canada Post by cutting services, raising prices, and driving away customers. This short-sighted plan will have a negative impact on seniors, persons with disabilities, small businesses and charities.
Canada Post’s inadequate consultation process was only done online eliminating input from people who will be most affected. Nor was there any consideration given to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers ideas for postal service expansion, including the introduction of postal banking.
Canada Post’s plan needs a comprehensive review by Parliament with input from everyone affected by this short-sighted plan. Canadians deserve better.
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