LETTER: Community mailboxes not the answer

Reader Sandra Hartline: "What is the point of eliminating the employment of door to door mail carriers?"

In response to Canada Post’s recent letter regarding group mailboxes for postal delivery and the survey within asking an opinion as to where these mailboxes should be placed: I am absolutely opposed to the replacement of door-to-door postal delivery with group mailboxes. There is no suitable location for these mailboxes! Please retain our essential door-to-door postal delivery.

Door-to-door postal delivery is safe and convenient, particularly for the elderly and for the mobility impaired, and in all kinds of weather. Conversely, I understand the group boxes are not secure and are subject to vandalism, break-ins and theft.

What is the point of eliminating the employment of door to door mail carriers? These men and women perform an invaluable service and there is no need for them to lose their jobs. I understand the federal government is in a deficit situation, but surely there are many more appropriate means of finding funds for federal coffers. It is the federal government that needs fixing, not postal workers and door-to-door mail service.

Sandra Hartline

Nelson

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