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Canada Post ignoring plight of disabled people
The petition was started by Susan Dixon,new era, a mother of two young boys from Cambridge,tiffany milano, Ont.,new balance mujer, on Dec. 15.
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Canada Post announced some dramatic changes to its operations last month,new era italia, including plans to phase out the age old tradition of home delivery in urban areas. The company said that without postal carriers travelling by foot, it would save a significant amount of money.
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Only 25 people had signed the petition shortly after it was posted last month,new balance madrid, but Dixon said the recent Arctic cold that blanketed most of Central and Eastern Canada has likely reminded people how awful the winter months can be prompting more than 70,new era outlet,000 Canadians to add their signatures between Dec. 19 and Dec. 23.
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Door to door mail delivery in urban neighbourhoods will end. The 5.1 million Canadians who get mail delivered to their homes will be assigned community mailboxes, to be built over the next five years.
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"We're certainly going to watch that [petition] and any feedback that people put forward,new balance mujer," said Jon Hamilton, a spokesman for Canada Post.
"When we hear about Susan and her issues,cappelli new era, we hear those loud and clear and we know we need to be sensitive and understanding in our approach to changes,tiffany outlet," he said. "But the status quo is not going to change."
In December, Chopra brushed off questions that elimination of door to door delivery would disproportionately hurt seniors and instead suggested regular walks to community mailboxes might actually do them some good.
"Seniors are telling me that 'I want to be healthy, I want to be active in my life,'" Chopra said.
"This is a major radical move that is being contemplated by Canada Post and clearly they need to be reined in," said NDP MP Paul Dewar after hearing the testimony of concerned stakeholders in December.
Hamilton said that Canada Post is trying to maintain service to all Canadians but that they need to find innovative ways to do it in order to remain self sufficient.

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