Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mr. Cullen puts his stamp on the debate to keep Postal Services at current levels

Parliament has returned to its duties for 2014, the first sessions of the new year taking place this week and Tuesday brought a controversial topic to the Floor of the House of Commons, as MP's began debate on issues surrounding the recently announced plans to bring to an end home postal delivery for Canadians.

We had some background on that announcement from our blog item of December, which outlined Canada Post's plans and the impact that it would have on Canadians, as well as the plans that union leaders were discussing to address the issue.

With the return of Parliament, the NDP have made the issue one of the first on their agenda for the new session. One of the leaders of the quest to keep home delivery a part of the Canada Post mandate has been Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen.

The NDP House Leader led off the NDP side of the discussion today, with a scathing indictment of the Canada Post plan and the Government's intention to see it through.

The discussion started on Tuesday afternoon, with the NDP vowing to keep the pressure on the government to reverse the Canada Post decision, some of the media items on the debate can be found below.

Janaury 28-- Lisa Raitt tells Opposition MPs to 'get with reality'
January 28-- MPs to debate Canada Post service cuts
January 28-- Future of door to door mail delivery debated in Ottawa
January 27-- Tom Mulcair to force vote on Canada Post end to home delivery
January 27-- Tom Mulcair promises full attack on Canada Post delivery cutbacks...

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