Canada Post responds to C.D. Howe Institute's report

Aug 08, 2013, 11:31 ET from Canada Post

OTTAWA, Aug. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Post is currently conducting an important national discussion with Canadians on the future of postal service in Canada. With the relentless decline in Lettermail resulting in ongoing financial losses at the Corporation, fundamental changes are needed to transform the business. The C.D. Howe Institute report, "How Ottawa Can Deliver a Reformed Canada Post," provides further reflection on these challenges and the growing need for change.

With the Corporation at an important turning point in its long history, we are seeking all views and opinions on how to best serve Canadians in the future. To date, 36 roundtable sessions have been held in cities and towns across the country with community, business and charity leaders. Each session has resulted in a healthy discussion about what is needed from Canada Post and what needs to be done to serve Canadians in the future while not also becoming a drain on them as taxpayers. Another round of meetings is planned for Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver in late August and September. In addition, all Canadians have been encouraged to give their views by visiting or by mail.

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