August 9, 2014 11:48 am
Updated: August 9, 2014 7:36 pm

Westmount mayor to fight Canada Post’s community mailboxes


Watch above: Peter Anthony Holder speaks to Westmount Mayor Peter Trent about his battle with Canada Post regarding the installation of community mailboxes and the phasing out of door-to-door delivery.

WESTMOUNT, Que. – Last December, Canada Post announced plans to phase out home delivery in urban centres within the next five years  and that idea does not sit well with Westmount mayor Peter Trent.

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Canada post will begin its transition from door-to-door mail delivery to central community boxes next year. The West Island will be among the first areas in Quebec to be affected.

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No word when the community mailboxes will hit Westmount, but Trent says that he’ll do everything he can to stop what he thinks is a backwards decision by Canada Post.

Trent explains that loosing door-to-door service makes no sense, especially for the elderly and people with mobility problems.

READ MORE: 7 things to know about Canada Post’s plan to axe home delivery

The city of Westmount plans to fight the decision by denying permits for the installation of community mailboxes within city limits.

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