Door-to-door mail delivery discussion to be held at ‘town hall’ meeting

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TRURO – A town hall type of meeting is scheduled for Jan. 10 for the public to express concerns they may have regarding Canada Post’s decision to eliminate door-to-door delivery in urban areas.

The meeting, organized by unionized Canada Post workers, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion on Brunswick Street.

“The best hope is to really notify people that if they want to save their door-to-door delivery, especially the elderly, is for people really to fight for it,” said Bobbi Jo Mattinson, president of CUPW Truro Local 132.

“And a lot of elderly still receive their pensions and stuff in the mail,” she said.

Canada Post recently announced a nation-wide plan to eliminate door-to-door delivery in urban areas during the next five years.

The only way to prevent that, Mattinson said, is for enough people to voice their opinion that door-to-door delivery is something they want to save.

Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, including elected officials at all levels.

An invitation has also been extended for a Canada Post representative to attend to explain the Crown corporation’s position.

“They won’t let us know probably until the last minute,” Mattinson said, of the latter invitation. “It’s a process for them to respond.”

 

 

 

Organizations: Canada Post, Royal Canadian Legion

Geographic location: Brunswick Street

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