Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops- Thompson- Cariboo released her survey results last week on the ‘Future of Canada Post’.
“The public ‘Future of Canada Post’ consultations that are being held in order to determine the most cost-friendly and sustainable way forward for Canada Post have certainly sparked the interests of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo constituents,” said McLeod. “We have received input from just under 500 constituents by phone, email, and a recent householder survey on the recommendations of the Conference Board of Canada report assessing the future of postal services in the country.”
The results of the householder survey reflect the general views of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo on this issue, respondents had the option to select more than one recommendation:
Sixty per cent of respondents supported the Conference Board recommendation of alternate day delivery by Canada Post, with very few opposed.
Fifty-three per cent supported moving to community mailboxes as opposed to door-to-door delivery.
Thirty-seven per cent favoured replacing corporate post offices with franchise postal outlets.
Twenty per cent would accept price increases.
Fourteen per cent were open to reducing the speed of delivery.
“I have provided the results of our outreach efforts to Canada Post today and know they will be taken into consideration as our Government moves forward in ensuring that Canada Post remains a viable and cost-effective entity,” concluded McLeod.