Mr. Speaker, mail delivery in our communities is very important to Canadians.
Seniors in particular are suffering because of the Conservative government's approach to this issue. This government is responsible for cancelling service to some 55,000 mailboxes and closing 42 post offices across Canada.
Rural Canadians are telling us that they want this to stop, and we, the Liberals, are protecting their interests and universal postal services across Canada.
In many regions, people have been told that many post offices will not be reopened. That is no way to treat rural Canadians.
People living in rural regions are the backbone of this nation, and universal service is one of the elements keeping this country united.
The Conservative government says that it is a friend to rural regions, but its actions say otherwise.