It just doesn’t make sense

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Just before the holidays, Canada Post announced plans to end home mail delivery for 5.1 million Canadian households.

Just before the holidays, Canada Post announced plans to end home mail delivery for 5.1 million Canadian households.
For over a century, Canadians have depended on Canada Post. However, instead of looking for ways to modernize operations or generate new revenues – and after brief, inadequate consultations – Canada Post executives decided to axe home delivery and hike prices instead.
While Canada Post’s CEO gives      himself a $160,000 bonus just for showing up, 6,000 to 8,000 postal workers will lose their jobs and Canadians will face rising prices. He even had the disrespect to suggest that seniors actually want to pick up their mail at community mailboxes – so they can get more exercise. It just doesn’t make sense.
New Democrats know that reliable and accessible mail delivery is vital to Canadians. This is why we immediately recalled the Transportation Committee for an emergency meeting to review the implications of Canada Post’s ill-advised decision.
We believe that Canada Post can   modernize its services without going down the road to privatization. A responsible government would consider a range of solutions to improve services and attract new customers, through            innovations such as e-commerce and financial services that have shown merit in many countries around the world.
It’s just common sense: you don’t save a business by cutting services, raising costs and driving away customers. Yet this is exactly what Canada Post—with the Conservatives’ approval—is doing.
In the 15 years before Stephen Harper made his first CEO appointment to Canada Post, the postal service made a profit of $1.7 billion. Now, however, these Conservatives are telling Canadians to settle for less at a higher cost.
Canadians deserve better.

Mathieu Ravignat
NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY