Mr. Reginald Belair (Cochrane-Superior):
Mr. Speaker, on October 10, Canada Post has, by way of letter, informed members of Parliament serving the northern regions of Canada including the Northwest Territories that a whopping, senseless 32 per cent increase in postal rates will be implemented following the 30-day notification requirement.
Canada Post is hereby sacrificing the welfare of those living in remote areas for the sake of profit making. The letter states: "Canada Post Corporation operates a business and as such cannot assume the cost of operating in a revenue losing situation".
Canada is a very large country, and each and every one of its citizens deserves equal treatment and has the right to a decent livelihood ensured by services such as Canada Post. It is clearly abandoning natives and northern residents.
Is it the government's intention to cut its deficit on the backs of those who can least afford it? What are you trying to do to the northern residents of Ontario and of northern Canada?
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: CANADA POST