Restore Canada Post's flat-rate boxes to remote Northern communities.
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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.
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