Fort McMurray Fire Relief: CUPW Calls for Meeting with Canada Post

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Monday May 9 2016

BY MAIL AND EMAIL

Deepak Chopra
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Post Corporation
2701 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0B1

Dear Mr. Chopra,

As you are no doubt aware, the city of Fort McMurray has been ravaged by fire.  Many have lost everything.  As people begin to return to their homes, the relief effort will turn to a rebuilding effort.  We are heartened to hear that the post office is still intact.

We would like you to consider how Canada Post can be used to aid in the relief effort.  We are aware of unused trucks sitting in Edmonton which could be immediately deployed for logistical support.  In addition, we believe Canada Post could provide free shipping to Fort McMurray of for a period of months following the fire. 

It is times like these that crown corporations must be put to work to meet the needs of the people.

We would like to meet with you to discuss Canada Post’s role in the relief effort at your earliest possible convenience.

Sincerely,

Mike Palecek
National President

Cc:       The Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
            Judy Foote Minister of Public Services and Procurement
            National Executive Board, CUPW