NDP Fighting to Keep Door-to-Door Mail Delivery
January 28th, 2014 - 6:22pm
In the wake of the Conservatives’ irresponsible decision to end door-to-door mail delivery, the NDP introduced a motion in the House of Commons supporting the maintenance of this valuable service. The motion was debated today and defeated in a vote by a Conservative majority.
“People have reached out to me and my office through letters, petitions and phone calls, demanding the government reverse these cuts,” said NDP MP Fin Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam & Port Moody). “Constituents made it clear to me they value their public postal service; they want Canada Post to scrap this short-sighted plan.”
The Conservatives waited until after the end of the fall session to announce the plan to eliminate thousands of 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.