Yesterday, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates released their report on Canada Post.
The Committee has been studying Canada Post and its viability for the past several months. I had the pleasure of testifying before the Committee when it met in Charlottetown in October, where I urged the members to ensure that the Government keep its promise to save home mail delivery.
It seems the Committee got the message. It recommended that:
“Canada Post continue the moratorium on community mailboxes conversion, and develop a plan to re-instate door-to-door delivery for communities that were converted after 3 August 2015.” [p. 90]
As you know, Charlottetown was converted to community mailboxes on October 25th, 2015 – six days after the federal election and just one day before the moratorium was announced. I expressed my anger at the time, and I continue to convey your frustration with Charlottetown’s status as a city without home mail delivery. I remain committed to seeing Charlottetown return to home mail delivery – and continue to push that point whenever I have the chance to bend the Minister’s ear.