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Helping rural areas, cutting emissions part of Greens’ vision for Canada Post

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SACKVILLE, N.B. ⁠— The federal Greens are proposing to reimagine Canada Post, using its infrastructure to serve communities in different ways and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Party leader Elizabeth May is highlighting promises from her platform that would help rural and remote communities.

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That includes developing a national transportation strategy, with a zero-carbon goal for public ground transportation in Canada by 2040.

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May says the Greens would upgrade Canada Post’s fleet to electric vehicles.

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The Greens also want to give postal carriers the mandate to check in on people with mobility issues or live alone, particularly during extreme heat and storms.

May says a Green government would help Canada Post establish banking services, provide public high-speed internet access in post offices, and set up electric vehicle charging stations in its parking lots.