Please rethink elimination of mail carriers

Dear editor,

I am a senior with mobility issues.

I urge Canada Post to rethink the move to dismantle door-to-door postal delivery.

Dear editor,

I am a senior with mobility issues.

I urge Canada Post to rethink the move to dismantle door-to-door postal delivery.

Many seniors and other people with disabilities would be unable to go to community mail boxes.

We know there have been problems of theft at the latter. I would imagine that thieves keep track of when welfare, OAS and CPP cheques are sent in the mail and the fear of theft would increase at those times of the month.

Many seniors are not computer users and cannot do their buying, etc. via the Internet. They are dependent on mail service.

It is unfortunate, again, that the federal government is eyeing the privatization of yet another service. And, again, it would put the parts that make money out to a contracted private company.

This whole idea may have begun without enough thought.

For example, did you know that Canada’s postal employees who go door to door are often the only contact that shut-ins have with the outside world? Often, too, our posties have noticed that shut-ins may need medical help and have alerted the authorities.

I notice, as well, that this new policy was introduced just at Christmas time, and right after the House of Commons has gone into the holiday recess. Does the government hope the public wouldn’t notice?

Gwyn Frayne,

Courtenay

 

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