LETTER: Costlier, but fewer postal services

It is unfair for the government to expect Canadians to pay more for their postal services while receiving fewer benefits...

Re: Norma Hoyle’s letter on March 4, in which she expressed her views on the elimination of door-to-door mail service in Abbotsford.

After minimal consultation, in December 2013, Canada Post Corporation (CPC) announced a five-point plan based on management report recommendations including a more than 50 per cent increase in individual stamp prices, the ending of door-to-door household delivery and the elimination of 8,000 full-time jobs across Canada.

The Liberal Party of Canada opposes this plan that cuts services and increases costs for individuals and small businesses.

It is unfair for the Harper government to expect Canadians to pay more for their postal services while receiving fewer benefits and services.

A Liberal government would impose a moratorium on the decision to phase out door-to-door mail delivery and will undertake conducting a full review of the CPC service plan. Liberals call on the government to instruct the CPC to reconsider its options and postpone implementing any further service cuts until after the election this fall.

Norma, you are right to be indignant and as more folks become aware perhaps they too will get angry over this plan to eliminate the service not just in Abbotsford and Chilliwack during this year’s election but across the country over the next four years.

Dan Dalton

President, Liberal Party of Canada in Abbotsford

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