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January 26th, 2014

NDP will fight to keep door-to-door mail delivery

In the wake of Canada Post’s irresponsible decision to end door-to-door mail delivery the NDP has introduced an Opposition Day motion supporting the maintenance of this valuable service.

“The NDP is proud to stand with seniors, postal workers, people with disabilities, municipalities, charities and small businesses in the right to keep home delivery,” said NDP Transport critic, Olivia Chow (Trinity–Spadina) whose motion will be debated on Tuesday in the House.

The Conservatives waited until after the end of the fall session to announce the plan to eliminate jobs, raise prices by 35 per cent and cut business hours. The NDP has been clear from the start: Canadians should not pay more for less service.

“For Canada to become the only G7 country without home delivery would be another mark of shame delivered by the Conservatives,” said NDP Labor critic Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite Patrie) at a Parliament Hill rally today.

Chow’s motion 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.”