The government announced its long-awaited review of Canada Post on May 5th, at about the same time that our Union and ACORN Canada took to the streets in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, calling for postal banking as an alternative to payday lenders.
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.
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.