In the wake of the Conservatives’ irresponsible decision to end door-to-door mail delivery, the NDP has introduced a motion in the House of Commons supporting the maintenance of this valuable service. It will be debated today in the House of Commons.

“The people from Winnipeg Centre spoke loud and clear on January 25th when more than 1500 signed our petition against cuts to Canada Post,” said NDP MP Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre). “Canadians value their public postal service – Canada Post needs to scrap their proposed plan.”

The Conservatives waited until after the end of the fall session to announce the plan to eliminate jobs, raise prices by 30 per cent and cut business hours. The NDP has been clear from the start: Canadians should not pay more for less service.

"Canada Post is an essential service for people living in Northern and rural Canada,” said NDP MP Niki Ashton (Churchill). “Northern Manitobans have reached out through letters, petitions and calls demanding that the Government reverse these cuts. From keeping door to door delivery to ensuring that our post offices stay open, we must protect our Canada Post."

The NDP is proud to stand with seniors, postal workers, people with disabilities, municipalities, small businesses and all Canadians in the fight to keep home delivery.

The motion, sponsored by NDP Transport critic Olivia Chow, reads as follows:

That, in the opinion of the House, door-to-door mail delivery is a valuable service provided by Canada Post and that this House express its opposition to Canada becoming the only country in the G7 without such a service.