CANADA POST DECISION TO SUSPEND COMMUNITY MAILBOX INSTALLATION MET WITH CHEERS AND SKEPTICISM

Oct 27, 2015

By Jane Brown

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An announcement by Canada Post to suspend installation of community mailboxes is welcomed by CARP – A New Vision of Aging.

But there is also some skepticism.

“CARP members are going to be very happy about this decision to stop building those community mailboxes, but I hope it also means their going to get restored mail delivery,” CARP’s Executive Vice President Susan Eng explained to Zoomer Radio’s Jane Brown, “I have to say as welcome as this decision was, the suddenness of it disturbs all of us when an essential national service on a whim, they can stop it and start it.”

The decision by Canada Post comes a week after Prime Minister-Elect Justin Trudeau received a majority mandate from Canadians with a pledge to scrap the move away from door to door delivery.

The move means nearly 500,000 households that were to be converted over the next two months will keep their current mail service.

“Now it’s time to look toward the future,” said President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Mike Palecek, “beginning with restoring the service to those who have lost it and looking towards a public mandate review of Canada Post.”

Palecek will be a guest on Zoomer Radio’s Goldhawk Fights Back after today’s 11am news.

At this point, Canada Post has no plans to reverse the cuts to postal services that have been made so far.

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