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Thursday, December 19, 2013

This is Why Canada Post Needs To Reconsider It's Plan To End Door To Door Delivery

Canada Post's decision to end home delivery will affect millions, and will be felt most by those with reduced mobility. Urge them to reconsider.


Have you ever tried to push a wheelchair or a stroller through the snow?
Last week, millions of Canadians were surprised and angry to learn they may have to travel kilometers to get their mail.  If Canada post go ahead with the plan to end home delivery, the impact will be felt most by people with young children, the disabled, the elderly, and the people who care for them. It would be especially difficult and dangerous in the winter.
I wonder, did the government or Canada Post really consider how people in difficult circumstances might be affected? I am the mother of two young boys. My youngest has cerebral palsy and uses a walker or wheelchair to get around. For me, Canada Post’s decision would mean having to bundle them up and struggle through the snow with a wheelchair just to get our mail.  And I am just one of thousands of Canadians who must already overcome mobility challenges on a daily basis.

That’s why I started this petition urging Canada Post to reconsider the plan to end door-to-door delivery, and think about how all Canadians would be affected. Please sign it and share it with your friends.

My grandfather, a WWII veteran, worked as a mail deliverer for many years. He took his job very seriously and was tremendously proud of providing what everyone considered an essential service to the community. I know my current mail carrier, who I consider a friend, is just as proud of her work as my grandfather was.
I cannot understand why we would we abandon such a vital service to Canada’s communities, cutting 8000 jobs in the process, and instead impose a system of so-called “super mailboxes” that are less safe and more difficult to access, especially for anyone dealing with reduced mobility.  
If you feel the same way, please sign my petition and tell Canada Post and the Canadian government that we need our mail back.
Thank you!
Susan Dixon
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