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.
OTTAWA – The federal government’s long-awaited announcement of a review of Canada Post is welcome news for Canada’s postal workers, who are looking forward to the public having a say in what tomorrow’s post office can do for the country.
Dear Minister Foote: I am writing to inquire about the status of the Canadian Postal Service Charter. It appears that the Charter has been archived on the government’s website. As you know, the Canadian Postal Service Charter spells out Canada Post’s universal service obligation, which includes five day a week delivery and a moratorium on post office closures in rural and small towns.
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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.