WHITBY — Whitby is asking Canada Post to reinstate door-to-door delivery to local neighbourhoods that were most recently affected by the community mailbox conversion program if the company is not committed to continuing the initiative across the country.
Council passed a resolution on March 20 that the request be made, following the federal government’s announcement last month that it will decide by spring whether to restore home delivery to those who lost it in the last year.
In October 2015, Canada Post temporarily suspended its program to convert door-to-door mail delivery to community mailboxes and stated it was working with the government to address challenges facing the postal service. Whitby was one of the first in the country, and the first in Durham Region, to be affected by the phase-out.
“There’s now a review underway of whether they should continue with the conversions. (So) basically, this is just saying if the conversion plan made sense, carry on across the country,” said Mayor Don Mitchell, before the motion was passed.
“If it didn’t make sense, give us back what we had … don’t let us have to deal with it just because we happened to be on the high on the list.”
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