For Immediate Release - Ottawa - MPs to vote on motion to study postal banking in the fall - A new research report shows how Canadians would benefit from banking and financial services at the post office, and how these services would revitalize Canada Post.
Canada Post’s 2017 Annual Report came out yesterday, and it confirms the position that we’ve taken for many years now: there is no financial crisis at Canada Post, there’s plenty of room for growth yet, and expansion and innovation mark the way to long-term viability for the service.
Canada Post should be moving with the times by providing high-speed access to Internet Broadband in urban, rural and remote parts of the country.
Did you know our postal service actually has a mandate to expand service in light of advances in communications? They should be doing it. Other postal administrations are. For example, post offices in France, Italy and the United Kingdom already offer Broadband service.
Post offces everywhere are changing with the times. People are sending fewer letters through the mail, which has affected the revenues of post offces around the world. Some postal systems have raised prices or cut services and jobs, as Canada Post did when the Conservatives were in power. But post offces in many other countries have expanded their services and branched out into new avenues in order to make more money.
It’s time for Canada Post to make full use of its presence in every community and add new revenue-generating services.
The federal government’s 2016 review of Canada Post was concluded last week with Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough’s announcement of a vision for the future of Canada Post based on the review. The Minister presented the vision as putting service to Canadians at the heart of Canada Post Corporation’s (CPC) renewed mandate.
Media Release - OTTAWA – Door-to-door protected for millions, but fight to restore the cuts carries on. This morning, after a year of review and another year of delays, the federal government finally made public its vision for a renewed Canada Post. Some four million households can now rest easy that their door-to-door service will not be cut, but more than 800,000 are still out in the cold.
OTTAWA - Postal workers are in Yellowknife today at Canada Post’s Annual Public Meeting, bringing a message to the directors of the crown corporation: innovate, expand, and include Northern residents’ needs in plans for the postal service’s future.
Richmond, BC - The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is extremely worried about the number of thefts occurring at community mailboxes. Residents’ privacy and community safety should be a top priority. Canada Post has a duty to protect Canadians’ confidential information and must come clean on the extent of the theft problem
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.