The CEO of Canada's mail service Canada Post, Deepak Chopra, stuck to the crown corporation's talking points as he was questioned by members of parliament Wednesday, December 18, 2013 about planned massive mail delivery and employee cuts.
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Canada Post CEO sticks to talking points testifying at Commons committee


Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra stuck to the crown corporation’s talking points Wednesday (December 18) as he testified before an emergency House of Commons committee meeting about massive mail delivery and employee cuts announced last week.

During the three hour meeting, the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities also heard from the president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, as well representatives of a number of organisations including two think tanks, a small business association, and an association that represents Canadians with disabilities.

The postal service intends to cut door-to-door service to Canadians living in cities and provide community mailboxes for those cut. It will impose hefty price increases on stamps. And it justifies this on the basis of financial losses. Yet it’s had hundreds of millions of dollars of profit since 1995 every year except 2011.

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.


More information:
Globe and Mail – Canada Post CEO defends delivery cuts while questioned by MPs – here
CBC News – Canada Post’s Deepak Chopra says seniors want exercise from picking up mail – here
RCI  (from last week) – Canada Post’s sales pitch tailored to justify cuts – here

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