Canada Post union goes door-to-door seeking support against home delivery phase-out

Canada Post workers are continuing their fight to stop plans to halt home delivery service, with a symbolic door-to-door delivery in north shore St-Eustache.

The union and the NDP organized the mass delivery of about 5000 messages including post cards and buttons supporting home delivery service and denouncing Canada Post's plans. The buttons say, "I love my mail carriers, Harper hates them," referring to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

They chose St-Eustache because they fear it'll be next on the chopping block after places such as Rosemère, Lorraine, Bois-des-Filion, Repentigny and Charlemagne, which will lose delivery service starting this fall.

Union spokesman Alain Duguay said they've been receiving steady support from the public, telling them the same message.

"It's the first country in the world in the G-8 which will take such an avenue and it's really bad for the population, especially for the older population and people who have functional limitations," Duguay told CJAD 800 NEWS.

More symbolic deliveries are planned in the next several weeks in Terrebonne and Rosemont.

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  1. George73 posted on 04/15/2014 04:12 PM
    Give me a break.

    As an off-island Canada Post customer I haven't had home deliveries in 15 years. What makes on-island residents so special. We all pay the same postage. I have effectively been subsidizing your delivery all this time.

    Oh, and when its raining, forget the mail. It's not going to be delivered. One will suddenly find it all crammed into your box on the next dry day.

    Canada Post bleats about the public service they provide when in fact they consistently fail to provide a reliable service to anyone who lives outside of "Gotham City."
    1. News Flash posted on 04/17/2014 05:04 PM
      @George73 News Flash.... How have you subsidized anyone mail Delivery?
      Canada Post has been PROFITABLE 17 out of the last 18 years. Canada Post profits pay for itself....

      NO ONE SUBSIDES MAIL DELIVERY. And what the media doesn't tell us is that Canada Post posted profits AGAIN last year. Over 100 million dollars.

      Give me a break..
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