Speaking out against Canada Post cuts

House of Commons


February 27, 2014

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I and my colleague from Vancouver-Kingsway recently hosted a community forum, where we heard from hundreds of constituents and concerned citizens about how upset they are about Canada Post ending home delivery. They wanted to know why the Conservative government is not standing up for them.

They applauded that Vancouver City Council has unanimously called on Canada Post to suspend the cancellation of home delivery.

We heard loud and clear the safety concerns, the impact on small businesses, seniors and people with disabilities.

People expressed strong support for their letter carriers, who play a critical role in keeping our neighbourhoods safe. My 93-year-old mother Margaret supports her letter carrier. Margaret knows there is no evidence to eliminate this important service.

It is a further erosion of public services driven by a political agenda.

Our community has joined with many others across Canada who say no to the elimination of home delivery.