Decision to end home delivery of mail a sham

OTTAWA – An analysis of Canada Post’s finances has revealed that ending the home delivery of mail was completely unnecessary. 

“Canada Post has been doing profitable business; ending home delivery of mail was an ideological decision, not a financial one. Today, we received unequivocal proof, after it was revealed that they made nearly $200 million in profits this past year,” said NPD Canada Post critic, Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie).

As part of a vast overhaul of its services and organization, the Crown corporation increased the price of stamps, privatized post offices, cut back business hours and announced that it would cut 6,000 to 8,000 positions. To add to this, they ended home mail delivery for some 5 million Canadian citizens. 

“With the Conservatives’ support, Canada Post management increased prices and cut services to citizens. Of course, the most vulnerable Canadians are taking the hit. The NDP is urging Stephen Harper to put away the axe and restore home delivery of mail,” added Boulerice.

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