Preserving your rural post office

The Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA) is the bargaining agent and the voice for indoor postal workers in rural Canada.

Dear Editor:

The Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association (CPAA) is the bargaining agent and the voice for indoor postal workers in rural Canada.

CPAA has long fought against the closure of rural post offices.

In the 1990s, CPAA was instrumental in lobbying the federal government at the time to implement the moratorium on post office closures which is still in place today.

Despite the moratorium, Canada Post Corporation continues to close post offices.

The loss of a post office has a significant and detrimental impact on the identity and legal status of a community.

Canada Post attempts to convince rural residents that a franchise outlet or community mail boxes are just as good as a post office.

If you have any questions or concerns about the future of your post office, we invite you to contact us at CPAA for all your answers.

We would be pleased to provide up-to-date information on rural post office closures to ensure you have all the facts you need to make an informed decision should Canada Post decide to place your community’s post office under review.

We have been successful in the past and continue to fight for the improvement of postal service to all rural Canadian communities.

We can help you find the solution that is right for your community.

Lana Gilmore,

Dwayne Jones,

CPAA representatives for Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut