Tomorrow, millions of Canadians will head to the polls to elect our next federal government. The public’s collective outrage toward the Conservative-mandated cuts to Canada Post has resonated from coast-to-coast and has made door-to-door mail delivery a 2015 Federal Election issue. All major parties have taken a position, and the non-profit organization Friends of Public Services has released a report card detailing how each party stacks up on the issue of door-to-door. You can read their assessment here.
We believe that opposing the cuts and restoring door-to-door is essential to providing all Canadians with the services they need and value. Canada Post is a profitable public service that has great potential for expansion to improve the quality of service for all Canadians. Of the three major parties that could form our next government, only the NDP promises to restore door-to-door. The Liberal Party has not committed to restoring this vital public service, but instead promises to 'study the situation'.
Our campaign is about saving our door-to-door mail delivery and defending our public services against private interests; the cuts to Canada Post are a step towards privatization of the services owned and operated by and for Canadians. You may also be interested in what Friends of Public Services has to say about privatization, and you can read about it here.
We at Londoners for Door-to-Door began talking to our neighbours last January, long before the election call, because we were determined to protect our communities and services from these cuts. Our commitment to defending Canada’s public postal service will continue beyond the election. No matter who forms our new government, there will be more work to do on this important issue. Please stay in touch or follow us on Twitter & Facebook and help us hold our elected officials accountable.
Please remember that in order to vote on Election Day, you are required to provide proof of address. Visit the Elections Canada website for more information, and make sure you have everything you need to vote!