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Monday, February 3, 2014

Plan To Phase Out Door-To-Door Delivery Causing Concerns

Canada Post's plan to phase out door-to-door mail delivery is stirring controversy across the country, with the Port City being no exception. 

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers hosting a town hall meeting on the East side over the weekend to talk about the issue, and Common Councillor John MacKenzie was in attendance.  

He tells CHSJ News people seem to be unclear about how it's going to work, and it's putting a lot of fear out there. He says there were quite a few people with disabilities at the meeting who are very worried about the change. 

Over the next five years, the one third of Canadian households that get their mail at the door will be converted to community mailboxes. Canada Post says this will save them a significant amount of money. The elimination of door-to-door delivery is part of a five-point action plan announced in early December. 

The company says the plan will bring the system back to financial sustainability by 2019.