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431-00133 (Environment)

Paper petition

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons

We, the undersigned residents of Canada, request the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Carla Qualtrough, to:

Adopt the Delivering Community Power vision and turn post offices into the infrastructure of a green and socially just economy. Canada Post is the country's largest logistics network and we own it. It's time for it to lead a just transition off fossil fuels by:

  • Transitioning to 100% renewable energy
  • Expanding services for seniors
  • Introducing postal banking
  • Converting its fleet to electric vehicles
  • Installing public charging stations
  • Delivering medicines & groceries
  • Installing solar panels & retrofitting post offices
  • And more!

Join us in calling on the Minister of Public Services to transform post offices into hubs of a clean economy that works for everyone. Our post office can deliver it.

Response by the Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Signed by (Minister or Parliamentary Secretary): Steven MacKinnon

In January 2018, our Government announced a new forward-looking vision for Canada Post focused on providing Canadians with high-quality, accessible and affordable service, no matter where they live. As part of the review of Canada Post, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates and an independent task force conducted extensive analysis and consultations on Canada Post during which the postal unions and their allies presented their ideas for a community-based model for Canada Post and the delivery of its services.

Following a rigorous analysis of the information, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates recommended that: “Canada Post focus on its core competencies to help Canada meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

To create the foundation needed for renewal, the announcement of our new vision included leadership renewal at Canada Post, including the Corporation’s Board of Directors, to build more collaborative and constructive relations with communities, employees, labour and other stakeholders.

We have taken immediate actions to support this new service-first vision including:

  • Terminating the community mailbox box conversion program;
  • Enhancing the accessible delivery program;
  • Removing the obligation to pay a dividend to the government so Canada Post can invest more in services and innovations.
  • Promoting Canada Post’s remittance services; and
  • Renewing Canada Post’s leadership.

In addition, the Government has asked Canada Post to explore innovative projects and partnerships to leverage its post offices, benefitting Canadians everywhere, including rural, remote, northern and Indigenous communities.

As part of our renewed vision, Canada Post’s leadership and its employees will work together to adapt and take advantage of new opportunities and new ideas to meet the changing needs of its customers and the communities it serves.

Presented to the House of Commons
Rachel Blaney (North Island—Powell River)
March 9, 2020 (Petition No. 431-00133)
Government response tabled
May 25, 2020
Photo - Rachel Blaney
North Island—Powell River
New Democratic Party Caucus
British Columbia

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