Postal protest on Parliament Hill

Canada Post plans to cancel door-to-door delivery within five years

A protest is planned Sunday afternoon on Parliament Hill against Canada Post plans to cut door to door delivery within five years.

Community boxes would replace the service.

It's estimated 17-hundred people from Quebec will take part.

"To take that away hurts the population, it'll hurt older people, it will hurt people with problems with mobility and we think that the population needs to have their say. Canada Post does not belong to the president of Canada Post, Deepak Chopra, does not belong to Mr. Harper, it belongs to the population", said Sylvain Lapointe, Canadian Union of Postal Workers director for the Montreal region, in an interview with CJAD News.

"The population should be able to express thier vision about what they want for the post office", added Lapointe.

The plan is expected to result the loss of 8-thousand jobs.

Lapointe also said if the government doesn't listen, it'll listen when voters go to the polls to elect someone else.

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  1. Joseph posted on 01/26/2014 03:11 PM
    These protest are a waste of time. The one that counts is at election time for votes.
  2. joeN posted on 01/27/2014 09:28 AM
    The very same postal workers who held the public/population hostage during their past labor strikes is now concerned about us getting our mail delivered at our address? How ironic? In the business world, you constantly innovate or you become obsolete, in the public world your sense of entitlement stifles efficiencies while protecting your pension and self interests.
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