The Communities of the West Chilcotin in B.C. have been told there will be a reduction of postal service. This is not acceptable; we are being penalized for living in rural communities.
The Canada Post Corporation Five-point Action Plan has led to the privatization of our rural post offices here in the West Chilcotin. Result: erosion of postal services to Tatlayoko Lake and Tatla Lake. We object.
The rising cost of housing in urban centres is forcing people out of cities into rural communities across B.C.
Slashing postal hours and moving delivery depots in rural communities before the upcoming election make this a cheap political football.
Rural communities depend on tourism operations, ranches, post offices, sawmills, medical staff, small businesses and schools to become economically competitive and viable. Cutting our postal services is short sighted and stupid!
The TTT objects to this government’s attempts to monetize postal services by saying Canada Post has a “responsibility to be self-sufficient” … in order to “protect taxpayers.”
Health care, education and postal services, among others, are taxpayer funded on purpose. They are vital services that help connect the country.
We believe that all rural Canadians, no matter where we live, are entitled to a full service, federally-operated post office in our communities.
Tatlayoko Think Tank Ltd.