Don't let Canada Post end door to door delivery / Sauvons la livraison à domicile
(Le français suit) AUGUST 20, 2015 - UPDATE: Since the election has been called for October 19, the 5 federal party leaders have been added as recipients of this petition because this is now an election issue. I wonder, has anyone at Canada Post ever tried to to push a stroller or a wheelchair or a walker through the snow? I don't think they realize the impact of ending door-to-door mail delivery when it comes to the parents of young children, to the disabled, and to the elderly, especially in winter. What about the sweltering summers? Or miserable thunderstorms and heavy rain? The garbage that is going to happen around them and who is going to clean it up? Millions of Canadians were surprised and angry to learn they may have to travel kilometers to get their mail. I am the mother of two young boys. My youngest has cerebral palsy and uses a walker or wheelchair to get around. For me, Canada Post’s decision would mean having to bundle them up and struggle through the snow with a wheelchair just to get our mail. And I am just one of thousands of Canadians who must already overcome mobility challenges on a daily basis. On top of that, 8000 employees are going to lose their jobs because of this decision! And, we’re hearing that these new “superboxes” might not be very safe. My grandfather, god rest his soul, was a WW2 veteran and became a mailman. They take their work very seriously otherwise they would not brave the weather. My current mail carrier is also proud of the service she provides for the community. Why change something that is working well for communities across Canada? This has to be stopped. A lot of people need home delivery because of their circumstances. Please sign the petition and share this with as many people as you can. The more people we get, the more solid the chances will be that Canada post and the government hear our voices!! --- Je me demande, est-ce que quelqu'un à Postes Canada a déjà essayé de pousser une marchette, ou faire avancer une chaise roulante, ou marcher avec une canne, dans la neige? Je ne pense pas qu'ils ont conscience de l'impact de la fin du service postal à domicile sur les parents de jeunes enfants, sur les personnes aux prises avec des handicaps et sur les personnes âgées, particulièrement en hiver. Des millions de Canadiens ont été surpris et fâchés d'apprendre qu'ils devraient se déplacer parfois sur des kilomètres pour aller chercher leur courrier. Je suis la mère de deux jeunes garçons. Mon plus jeune souffre de paralysie cérébrale et doit utiliser une marchette ou une chaise roulante pour se déplacer. Dans mon cas, la décision de Postes Canada me force à habiller mes deux enfants et à me démener à pousser une chaise roulante dans la neige seulement pour pouvoir aller chercher mon courrier. Et je ne suis que l'une parmi des milliers de Canadiens qui doivent surmonter des défis de mobilité à tous les jours. De plus, 8000 employés vont perdre leur emploi en raison de cette décision! En plus, on entend parler du fait que ces "superboîtes" ne sont pas très sécuritaires. Mon grand-père, Dieu ait son âme, était un vétéran de la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale et est devenu facteur par la suite. Ces gens prennent leur travail très au sérieux, sinon ils ne braveraient pas les conditions météorologiques. Ma facteure est très fière des services qu'elle fournit à sa communauté. Pourquoi changer quelque chose qui fonctionne si bien pour les communautés locales partout au pays? Il faut arrêter cela. Nombreux sont ceux et celles qui ont besoin du service à domicile en raison de leur réalité particulière. S'il vous plaît, signez la pétition et partagez-la avec le plus de gens que vous le pouvez. Plus nous en parlerons, plus nos chances seront bonnes que Postes Canada et le gouvernement nous entendront!!
Canada Post - Stop Singling Out Canadian Cities With The $5.00 "Service Area Adjustment"
Canada Post has quietly announced that a $5.00 surcharge (in addition to normal shipping charges) will be placed on any parcel being delivered to Fort McMurray. Canada Post Overview Of Changes: https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/assets/pdf/business/parcels_changes_2014_en.pdf News Article: http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/2014/01/09/canada-post-to-charge-5-parcel-surcharge-for-mcmurray-deliveries It is simply un-Canadian to charge the family's of people living in Fort McMurray, an additional $5.00 for any parcel they ship to their loved ones. Fort McMurray was built, maintained and is run by people from all over North America. People leave their families and move there because that is where the work is. Canada Post's singling out of those groups and putting a surcharge on parcels mailed to them is corporate greed at it's finest. This is only the begining. Canada Post has identified Fort McMurray as an example city for the surcharge. You can bet that this cash grab method will be implemented in cities across our nation. Canada Post would have you believe the surcharge is due to the cost of doing business in Fort McMurray, such as delivery services and hourly wages. However, having differing costs in cities across the country has been part of Canada Post's business model since it's inception in 1867. That business model already includes a system whereby shipping costs correlate directly with destination, and those costs are already very high compared to our southern neighbors. If there is no surcharge to ship a parcel from Vancouver to St. John's, why should there be one to ship from Edmonton to Fort McMurray. This is a cash grab by Canada Post and nothing more. Please support the families of those driving our nation's economy working in Fort McMurray and send a clear message to Canada Post. We will not stand by as cities are singled out and squeezed as means to fund a poorly managed postal service. Please, sign and share this petition.
Restore Canada Post's flat-rate boxes to remote Northern communities.
Prior to December 2017, Canada Post offered three flat-rate boxes that were prepaid and would ship domestically anywhere within Canada. The largest box was $19.99. A number of people in southern Canada would use these flat-rate boxes to ship food to northern Canada where the high cost of food causes food insecurity in many communities. Many of these flat-rate boxes were to be sent to northern families in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories for the holidays. As of December 11, 2017, Canada Post has decided to raise the cost of the domestic flat-rate boxes, as well as introduce a "new" Remote Northern Canada flat-rate box for $34.99, which is nearly double the original cost to ship to northern Canada. Instead of running as a public service, Canada Post is running itself as a private for-profit business, concerned more with making money than providing service to Canadians. If people in southern Canada have heard the need of their northern neighbours and want to help begin to undo the impact of colonial practices, such as food insecurity in northern Canada, then why are Canada Post and the Canadian government standing in the way of true Reconciliation? Canadians want to come together to help one another, and the new Remote Northern Canada flat-rate boxes are getting in the way of that. Please sign the petition to have Canada Post honour the old cost of the domestic flat-rate boxes.