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Montreal takes Canada Post to court over community mailboxes

02/26/2015 07:43 EST | Updated 04/28/2015 05:59 EDT
Montreal is taking its fight for home mail delivery to a new level by taking Canada Post to court.

The city will be piggybacking on a current case launched by groups representing seniors, people with disabilities and postal employees.

Montreal has come out against community boxes and has organized a committee to discuss the issues and urge the federal crown corporation to stop its initiative.

Politicians on the island are calling for a moratorium and are asking leaders of the federal Liberals and NDP to openly oppose the plan.

"It is completely improvised. And it might work in the far-flung reaches where you have such a low density of population that you might be able to put them in, as they have across Canada," said Westmount Mayor Peter Trent. 

"But the minute you talk about a place with a dense developed area, it makes no sense."  

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is calling for a study on the economic impact of losing letter carriers.

He said that the community mailboxes already installed on the west and north of the island are a "divide and conquer" strategy. 

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