November 05, 2005 14:56 ET

Canada Post: Letter Carrier Arrested in Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 5, 2005) - On Tuesday November 1st, a joint investigation between Canada Post postal inspectors and the Montreal Police resulted in the arrest of a local letter carrier found to be in possession of a large quantity of undelivered mail. The mail was recovered from the letter carrier's current and former residences, where it was believed he was storing it rather than delivering it on certain days. The employee in question has been suspended indefinitely and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

The results of the investigation indicate that there was no identity theft or fraud connected with this case of non-delivery. Once the investigation is completed, Canada Post will ensure that all recovered items are delivered as soon as possible to their intended recipients.

Canada Post will also be conducting its own internal investigation to determine if additional measures could have been used to bring this case to light sooner. The vast majority of the mail in question was for customers in a very localized area of Parc Extension, covering portions of the following streets: Querbes, Bloomfield, Durocher, de l'Epee and Ball. Since September 19th, 2005, parts of Henri-Julien street, between Jarry and Cremazie, may have also been impacted.

Canada Post wishes to extend our most sincere apologies to all affected customers for this unfortunate situation, and wants to assure all our customers that we take the security of mail entrusted to us very seriously. This case, while regrettable, is an isolated incident, and Canada Post is prepared to do whatever is necessary to regain the trust of our customers.

Contact Information

  • Communications - Montreal
    (514) 345-4569