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Another Opportunity to Have Your Say in Canada Post Review

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Council passed the following resolution at the Regular Council Meeting on Monday, October 3, 2016. If you would like your say in the future of Canada Post in rural communities, such as the Township of Madawaska Valley please fill out the survey at parl.gc.ca/OGGO-e

WHEREAS Canada Post announced drastic cutbacks to our public postal service in December 2013, including plans to end home mail delivery in our country.
WHEREAS there was a huge public outcry in response to the cutbacks and stiff opposition from most federal parties, including the Liberal Party, which promised to halt the deliver cuts and conduct a review of Canada Post, if elected.

WHEREAS the delivery cuts were halted and our Liberal government is currently conducting a Canada Post Review, which started earlier this year with an independent task force to identify options for the future of postal service in this country.

WHEREAS a parliamentary committee will hold e-consultations and meetings in various locations across the country on postal service and the options that have been identified by the task force and then make recommendations to the government on the future of Canada Post.

WHEREAS it will be crucial for the parliamentary committee to hear views on key issues, including the importance of maintaining the moratorium on post office closures, improving the Canadian Postal Service Charter, adding postal banking, greening Canada Post, keeping decent post office jobs in our communities, preserving daily delivery, restoring home mail delivery, developing services that help older Canadians remain in their homes and providing services that assist people with disabilities,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Madawaska Valley fill out the parliamentary committee's on line survey about Canada Post from September 26 to October 21 at parl.gc.ca/OGGO-e and encourage residents to do likewise.