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MP goes door-to-door to fight for home mail delivery

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 14, 2014 - 11:39 AM |
Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault and other volunteers will head out on a door-to-door blitz on Sunday seeking feedback on plans to dramatically cut services at Canada Post, including ending home delivery. File photo.

Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault and other volunteers will head out on a door-to-door blitz on Sunday seeking feedback on plans to dramatically cut services at Canada Post, including ending home delivery. File photo.

Glenn Thibeault invites volunteers to join him Sunday afternoon

On Sunday, Sudbury MP Glenn Thibeault and other volunteers will be going door-to-door to see how people feel about changes to Canada’s postal system.

Among other changes, Canada Post plans to phase out home delivery of mail, in favour of moving to community mailboxes. In a news release, Thibeault said plenty of Sudburians are upset with the changes.



“Calls continue to come into my office daily with people concerned about mail delivery,” the NDP MPP said in the release. “There is a groundswell of support for our postal workers and the importance of the services they provide. We need to make the government listen.”

Thibeault and the volunteers who accompany him will carry petitions for residents to sign, which the MPP will present in the House of Commons later this session.
Canada Post announced in December a five-point plan to reform the way it operates. End home delivery is expected to save the corporation $400 million to $500 million in operating costs once fully implemented. Staffing levels will also be cut by 6,000 to 8,000 workers, mainly through attrition.

Anyone interested in participating should gather at the United Steelworkers Hall, 66 Brady St., at 2 p.m. on Sunday, or call (705) 673-7107 for more information. 

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