Committee’s Decision to Not Accept Submissions about Canada Post

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Friday July 29 2016

BY MAIL AND EMAIL

Tom Lukiwski, MP
Chair, Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates
Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street
House of Commons
Ottawa ON K1A 0A6


Dear Mr, Lukiwski:


Re: Committee’s Decision to Not Accept Submissions about Canada Post


I understand that the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates will hold e-consultations and public hearings in various locations in connection with the Canada Post Review. I also understand it has decided not to accept briefs or submissions, which is normal practice for committees.

CUPW would like to request that the Committee reconsider its decision and allow Canadians to make submissions. We believe this would open up the consultations to people who will not be able to participate in the Committee’s main vehicle for input, the online survey. Close to 20% of Canadians do not have access to the Internet (Source: Statistics Canada, 2012).

While we understand that people will be able to request paper versions of the Committee’s online survey, it is not clear how people will know they have this option. Most information about the Committee’s consultations is online.

We look forward to hearing your response to our request.


Yours truly,

Mike Palecek
National President

Cc:

National Executive Committee, Regional Executive Committees, National Union Representatives, Regional Union Representatives, Specialists, Campaign Coordinators, Negotiators Leif-Erik Aune, Clerk, Standing Committee on Government Operations Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Gianluca Cairo, Chief of Staff, Office of the Honourable Judy M. Foote, Public Services and Procurement Canada Karine Trudel, MP Louis Plamondon, MP Steven Blaney, MP