Dear Glebe Annex residents,
The Councillor’s Office has forwarded us the following message that they had received from Ottawa Local 580 regarding an independent federal government review of Canada Post. Please see below.
Dear David Chernushenko,
I am sending you this information hoping that you would pass this on to your constituents as well as possibly sending in a submission to the postal review yourself on behalf of your constituents or perhaps in council as a resolution. This needs to be spread and announced publicly as the Government of Canada is conducting an independent review of Canada Post. The government has confirmed that Canadians from coast to coast to coast will have a say in the services they value and want. We invite all constituents to share their views and/or concerns regarding the future of Canada Post by submission, social media, and/or answering the question of the week.
The information can be found here:
I have also attached some information to help make an informative decision.
OUR POST OFFICE IS UNDER REVIEW
The federal government has appointed an independent task force to identify options for the future of our postal service. It says that everything but postal privatization is on the table.
You will remember that on December 11, 2013, Canada Post announced the elimination of home mail delivery in all urban areas, among other things. To date, over one million Canadians have lost their home mail delivery. With the election of the Liberal government, a temporary moratorium was imposed until an informed decision can be made as part of the public review of Canada Post. (This review began on May 5, 2016.)
It is important to know that Canada Post made profits of $99 million in 2015, $194 million in 2014, and has just announced profits of $44 million for the first quarter of 2016 (i.e. double last year’s profits in the same quarter).
THE VERY FUTURE OF CANADA POST IS AT STAKE
It is extremely important that you immediately let the Task Force know what you think about the future of Canada Post, as it will only be accepting submissions from groups and municipalities until June 23, 2016, and from the general public until July 31, 2016. Based on the comments and submissions it receives, the Task Force will be submitting a report to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO) at the end of August with those options it deems viable. In the fall, the public consultation will address these options and nothing else. That is why it is so important that you present your views and suggestions right away.
Have your say about the future of our public postal system and what’s important to you!
Getting your home mail delivery back?
Ensuring that the idea of installing community mail boxes does not resurface?
Keeping your public post office?
Creating services that support seniors and people with disabilities, such as short letter carrier visits, like the Cohesio program in France?
Bringing back our postal bank for more inclusive, accessible financial services for everyone?
We are asking for your assistance with providing the attached information to organizations we may have forgotten, given the short timeframe.
Here are the links and addresses you will need to submit your submission or comments:
Canada Post Review
P.O. Box 2200
Matane, Quebec G4W 0K8
Facebook: Like, share and comment at Facebook.com/Canada-Post-Review-521437564704406
Twitter: Tweet and use the #CPReview2016 hashtag
Instagram: Share photos and include the #CPReview2016 hashtag
This public review will determine the future of Canada Post. That is why it is essential that you have your say before July 31, 2016, as far as public comments are concerned, and before June 23, 2016 for written submissions from municipalities and organizations.
For more information, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Ian M. Anderson
Ian M. Anderson
Ottawa Local 580