Phase 2 of Canada Post Review Begins this Fall

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Wednesday July 27 2016
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The federal government appointed an independent task force earlier this year to identify options for the future of Canada Post. It said that everything but postal privatization would be on the table.

This fall, a parliamentary committee will be consulting with Canadians on postal service and the options identified by the task force (Note: taskforce report due in September). It will make recommendations to the government by year’s end.

E-Consultations – September 26 to October 21

You can have your say on the future of our public postal service by filling out the parliamentary committee’s online survey from September 26 to October 21, 2016 at: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/OGGO

During this time, paper surveys will be available upon request by phoning 613-995-9469 or writing to Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, Sixth Floor, 131 Queen Street, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6

What to say?

When the time comes, please make sure to insert your key issues into the survey:

  • Getting your home mail delivery back?
  • Keeping your public post office?
  • Greening the post office?
  • Creating services that support seniors and people with disabilities?
  • Bringing back our postal bank for more inclusive, accessible financial services for everyone?


Public Consultations

The parliamentary committee will also be holding public consultations in the following locations: 

September 26, 2016

  • Montréal, Quebec (morning)
  • Blainville, Quebec (afternoon)

September 27, 2016

  • Toronto, Ontario (morning)
  • Kitchener, Ontario (afternoon)

 September 28, 2016

  • Windsor, Ontario (morning)

 September 29, 2016

  • Dryden, Ontario (afternoon)

 September 30, 2016

  • Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario (afternoon)

 October 3, 2016

  • Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador (morning)
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (afternoon)

 October 4, 2016

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia (morning)
  • Sydney, Nova Scotia (afternoon)

 October 5, 2016

  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (afternoon)

 October 6, 2016

  • Bathurst, New Brunswick (morning)

October 7, 2016

  • Québec City, Quebec (morning)
  • Lévis, Quebec (afternoon)

 

The committee is expected to announce additional public meetings at a later date in: Surrey, British Columbia; Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta; Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

CUPW and key allies have requested to be witnesses at the public meetings.

Other ways to get involved

1) Please consider attending one of the public consultations.

For more information, go to: http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Mode=1&P%20arl=0&Ses=0&DocId=8391013&Language=E

2) Find out if there is anything you can do to help if your local is located in one of the above locations.

You can get updates and more information at http://www.cupw.ca/en/campaigns-and-issues/government-review-canada-post .


In solidarity,

Mike Palecek
National President