Postal service cuts in Rosemère
Like neighbouring Lorraine and Bois-des-Filion, it was only in the afternoon of Wednesday, February 19 that Rosemère mayor Madeleine Leduc learned that, this coming fall, Canada Post will be ceasing door-to-door mail delivery to most of the town’s territory. Only businesses on Labelle Boulevard and Grande-Côte as well as apartment complexes and condominiums with centralized mailboxes in their lobbies will see no change to their current service.
"Our main regret is that the Town was only apprised of this news the day before it was made public, depriving us of the time needed to reflect and react, despite the fact that it affects 3,350 homes in our community,” said Madeleine Leduc. It should be noted, in passing, that the sectors affected by this change are primarily the older ones, since the more recent sectors are already served by community mailboxes.
At the end of yesterday’s meeting with Canada Post, Mayor Leduc stated
that she understood the financial difficulties faced by the Corporation and
recognized that changes had become necessary. Still, she was disappointed that
the population will be directly affected by this cut in service. "We fear that
many vulnerable seniors and citizens with reduced mobility will find it
difficult to receive their mail,” she said rather thoughtfully, adding that the
average age of Rosemerites is 44, which is two years higher than the provincial
Well aware that the Town has little choice where Canada Post’s unilateral
decision is concerned, Ms. Leduc did appreciate the openness of the crown
corporation’s representatives with regards to the size and placement of the
community mailboxes that will dot the landscape. "We shared with them our
concerns relating to the accessibility of these boxes for our senior citizens
as well as their harmonious integration in the country character of our town.
They assured us that they would work closely with us to come up with solutions
that will satisfy both parties and meet the needs of our citizens,” she
In closing, Mayor Leduc assured residents that the Town will collaborate with Canada Post for the sole purpose of keeping the negative impacts of this change to a minimum.
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