Mr. Speaker, Canada Post is conducting a review of all rural mailboxes in Canada to address safety concerns.
Home mail delivery is an important quality of life issue for rural Canadians. It must be protected.
Losing home delivery can be devastating, particularly for seniors who rely on mail to stay connected but cannot always drive into town to pick up their mail.
I have met with the minister responsible for Canada Post and also with the president of the Canada Post Corporation, Moya Greene. Both have assured me that they will make every effort to save rural home mail delivery.
I have urged Canada Post to work with provincial departments of transportation to address road safety issues. Canada Post has now confirmed that it will make every effort to do so. I urge provincial governments to cooperate fully with Canada Post to save home mail delivery.
Will the government stand up and defend home mail delivery as an essential service for Canadians?