letter from Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, regarding privatization

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Thursday January 29 2015

Mr. Denis Lemelin
President
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
377 Bank Street
Ottawa ON K2P 1 Y3

Dear Mr. Lemelin:

On August 27, 2014, the Prime Minister's Office provided me with a copy of your correspondence of July 11, 2014, regarding the possible privatization of the Canada Post Corporation. I am also in receipt of your letter of August 27, 2014, to the Prime Minister and of September 15, 2014, and your letter of the same date to the Prime Minister.

I would like to reiterate that the Government has no plan to privatize Canada Post. As you are aware, the corporation has a mandate to operate on a self-sustaining financial basis. In this regard, the Government supports Canada Post's current efforts to fulfill this mandate through the modernization of its business model and its actions to better align its services with the changing postal delivery needs of Canadians.

Thank you for writing.

Sincerely,
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Transport

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