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Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 1Y3

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Monday November 9 2015



November 9, 2015

Thursday September 24 2015

Instead of cutting, Canada Post could be doing a lot more to generate revenue like other post offices around the world.  Postal administrations in

Wednesday September 9 2015
1. Door-to-door delivery: Canada Post and the Conservative government plan on taking away door-to-door delivery from over five million Canadian households and replacing it with community mailbox delivery. This is going to create huge problems for residents, especially seniors and people with mobility issues. About 600 municipalities have passed resolutions opposing this cut or calling for a halt to the postal cuts announced in December 2013 until there is proper consultation.
Thursday May 14 2015

Canada Post is costing taxpayers money.

Wednesday June 4 2014
For Immediate Release OTTAWA – A study of banks and payday lending companies in the United States and Canada shows a real need for a postal bank exists, especially in areas where post offices abound but few banks offer their services. The paper, presented at the 22nd Rutgers University Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, argues that restoring postal banking in the 21st century would help support post offices while offering much-needed financial services and jobs. “Why force people to resort to payday lending and pawn shops when a better option exists?” asked Denis Lemelin, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. The union has been campaigning for a postal bank.
Tuesday May 6 2014
To the editors: We're glad the Sun recognizes the importance of the postal banking symposium held April 26-27 in Ottawa (This Cheque is Not in the Mail, April 29, 2014). It's too bad the editors aren’t ready to take the idea itself seriously. British, French, Italian, American, Australian and New Zealand guests told us about how postal banking keeps public post offices viable.
Tuesday April 29 2014
OTTAWA – Sixty-four percent of respondents support new revenue-generating services at Canada Post, including financial services, finds a new poll. The poll results are drawn from a Stratcom national online survey which interviewed a nationally representative sample of 1,512 randomly selected adult Canadians between April 9th and April 10th, 2014. This announcement comes on the heels of a symposium on the feasibility of postal banking in Canada, hosted by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) on April 26 and 27. International guests from New Zealand, the United Kingdom, France and Italy shared success stories of the financial services that help keep their public postal services viable.
Saturday April 26 2014

presentation by Jim Sauber, National Association of Letter Carriers at CUPW symposium: "Banking on a future for the public post office"

Saturday April 26 2014

presentation by Fédération SUD PTT to CUPW's postal banking symposium

Support Postal Banking - Download and Sign the Petition

Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank, but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services. As well, nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders. A postal bank could be that alternative. Download and sign the petition urging the Government of Canada to instruct Canada Post to add postal banking, with a mandate for financial inclusion.