Montreal schedules public consultations on home postal delivery

By Rhonda Massad

Montreal’s Commission sur le développement social et la diversité montréalaise (CDSDM) will hold public meetings on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 and January 19, 20 and 21, 2015 on the impact of Canada Post’s decision to eliminate home mail delivery in urban areas for the population of Montreal.

The consultations will provide an opportunity for CDSDM to their analysis of the situation regarding installation of community mailboxes in densely populated urban areas.

The public will have the opportunity to communicate their views on the the impacts of the elimination of home mail delivery for the citizens of Montreal with special attention to seniors and persons with disabilities or reduced mobility.

Additionally, the commission will consult on the location of community mailboxes with respect to installation, accessibility, parking, traffic and safety. The issue of main
tenance of community mailboxes with respect to cleanliness, snow removal and lighting will also be addressed.

Consultations start at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, at 1550 Metcalfe Street, 14th floor. Presentation of briefs and hearings of comments will take place January 19, 20 & 21, 2015. The dealine for registration for those who wish to present briefs is January 12, 2015.

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