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11/12/2015 17:24 EST | Updated 11/12/2016 00:12 EST

Postal union to maintain Federal Court challenge despite new federal government

MONTREAL — The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says it will continue with its Federal Court challenge against a decision to end home mail delivery, even with a new federal government in power.

A union spokesman in Quebec says that while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to maintain home delivery across the country, it was said as a campaign promise.

Sylvain Lapointe says the Liberals never discussed what would happen to sites where community mailboxes have been recently erected to replace home mail delivery.

Late last month, Canada Post announced a temporary suspension of its plan to end home mail delivery — but only for the rest of this year.

Lapointe says he looks forward to a first meeting with Public Services Minister Judy Foote, who is in charge of the issue.

But he says the legal case, being heard in Federal Court in Toronto, will stand.

It isn't expected to be argued on its merits until sometime next year.

The Canadian Press