Liberals to end community mail box conversions, but won't restore door-to-door
| January 24, 2018
A program launched by the Harper Conservatives to end door-to-door mail delivery in Canada was formally ended Wednesday by the Trudeau government as part of a new plan the Liberals say will eventually put Canada Post on a more sound financial footing.
However, the roughly 840,000 households that have converted to community mail boxes since 2014 were told they won't get the service back - a decision postal workers and the opposition New Democrats declared a broken promise.
Public Services Minister Carla Qualtrough, who announced the plan at a mail sorting plant in a Toronto suburb, said the cost of restoring home delivery was just too great.
There seemed to have been some confusion about whether the electoral promise was to "restore" the service or merely to "stop" the previous conversion plans. On Sep 03, 2015, Justin Trudeau did mention that service would be restored in a speech (click here to listen to the full speech). As a result, that promise has been marked as broken.
Liberals to miss second self-imposed deadline for Canada Post review: official
| December 18, 2017
The federal Liberals will miss a second self-imposed deadline for deciding whether to restore door-to-door mail delivery to thousands of Canadians, says a government spokeswoman.
Former Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote had initially set the target date for a decision in the spring. But that deadline passed with the Liberals saying they needed more time to review two reports on the future of the postal carrier — one from a task force and one from the House of Commons government operations committee. Both reports were finalized in late 2016.
Now the government is aiming for a decision at an unspecified date in 2018, said a spokeswoman for the current minister, Carla Qualtrough.
Liberals kick off review of Canada Post but restoration of home mail delivery uncertain
| May 05, 2016
The Liberal government has launched a sweeping review of Canada Post to determine the future of mail services, but there’s no guarantee home delivery will be restored for those who have recently lost it.
The opposition NDP assailed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the issue on Thursday, saying he’s breaking a solemn promise made during the federal election campaign to restore door-to-door home mail delivery.
Canada Post halts controversial community mailbox program
| October 26, 2015
Canada Post is suspending the conversion of door-to-door delivery to community mailboxes. In a news release issued late Monday, Canada Post spokeswoman Anick Losier said the corporation will work "collaboratively" with the government of Canada to determine the best path forward given the challenges in the postal system.
Although this didn't happen through direct government action (which is still not in place as of October 26, 2015), Canada Post halted the conversion in anticipation of having to work with the new government to revert that plan, and in order to avoid continue doing work that might have to be undone later on. Note that the conversion has been "suspended" for now - therefore this promise will be marked as achieved when/if Canada Post confirms a restoration of service.