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Postal workers go door to door in West Island to protest delivery cuts

10/19/2014 01:54 EDT | Updated 12/19/2014 05:59 EST
Postal workers, local politicians and citizens went door to door in communities on the West Island Sunday to protest Canada Post's decision to cut home delivery service.

They say the corporation and the government should come up with different solutions to cut costs, instead of reducing services.

“We found when we are walking our routes that people don't really know what's going to happen, they don't know why it's happening. They're not well enough informed because Canada Post never asked anybody,” said Andrew Rosenfeld, who has been delivering mail to homes in Lachine for more than 10 years.

Rosenfeld said he was out protesting to voice his concern about the decisions Canada Post made when it comes to cutting services.

More than 20 letter carriers chose to spend their day off speaking to the public about the issue.

“A good government will look at ways to keep our postal services,” said Isabelle Morin, the NDP Member of Parliament for NDG-Lachine, who joined the Canada Post employees on Sunday.

She said the organization and the government need to know how unhappy citizens are about the cuts.

Starting Monday, home delivery to some towns north of Montreal — like Repentigny and Rosemère — will have their home delivery cut. People living there will now have mail delivered to community mailboxes.

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