Public Services and Procurement Canada

Public Services and Procurement Canada

May 05, 2016 11:34 ET

Statement from Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy M. Foote on the Review of Canada Post

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 5, 2016) - The Government of Canada promised Canadians they would receive quality service from Canada Post at a reasonable price. In keeping with this commitment, today I am announcing an independent review of Canada Post.

This review supports an informed discussion around Canada Post-a discussion with the public that clearly lays out the facts and viable options for the future of Canada Post.

Canadians will be at the centre of the decisions we make. This review will provide the information and evidence Canadians and the Government require to make informed choices about the future of Canada Post.

The Review is being carried out in two phases.

In the first phase, a four-person Task Force collects information and prepares a discussion paper that presents viable options, costs and associated implications for Canada Post services. Françoise Bertrand (Quebec) has been named Chair of the Task Force. She is supported by Task Force members Marena McLaughlin (New Brunswick), Krystyna T. Hoeg (Ontario) and Jim Hopson (Saskatchewan).

The Task Force's discussion paper forms the basis for the second phase-an informed public dialogue led by a parliamentary committee. This process allows members of Parliament from all political parties to engage with Canadians and their colleagues on this important topic.

Having benefitted from studying the Task Force's options and hearing the views of the public and other stakeholders, the committee is expected to submit its recommendations to the Government by the end of 2016.

Public input is being sought throughout the Review through a variety of channels including email, mail and social media. I encourage all Canadians to take part in this important discussion.

Canadians can keep informed and get involved throughout the Canada Post Review by visiting Canada.ca/canadapostreview.

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BACKGROUNDER

Review on the Future of Canada Post

Mandate of the Review: To ensure Canadians receive quality service from Canada Post at a reasonable price.

Timeline: The Review is being carried out in two phases. It begins May 2016 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

Review Phases:

Public Engagement (throughout)

Canadians can submit their views and comments through multiple channels including:

Online: Canada.ca/canadapostreview
Email: mailto:TPSGC.ExamendeSPC-CPCReview.PWGSC@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
Twitter or Instagram (using the #CPReview2016 hashtag)
Facebook
Fax: 1-844-836-8138
Mail:
Canada Post Review
CP 2200
Matane, QC G4W 0K8

Task Force (Phase I):

During the first phase, a Task Force is collecting information through the following activities:

  • conducting research and gathering relevant facts;
  • studying the cost and need for current Canada Post activities;
  • assessing and validating Canada Post's current financial situation and projections;
  • identifying viable options for Canada Post to develop new business lines; and
  • examining international best practices.

The Task Force is using this information to prepare a discussion paper that presents viable options, costs, and associated implications for the future of Canada Post.

The discussion paper will be used as the basis for an informed discussion with the Canadian public, which will be led by a parliamentary committee.

Françoise Bertrand (Quebec) has been named Chair of the Task Force. She is supported by Task Force members Marena McLaughlin (New Brunswick), Krystyna T. Hoeg (Ontario) and Jim Hopson (Saskatchewan).

Parliamentary Committee (Phase lI):

During the fall of 2016, a parliamentary committee, comprised of members of Parliament, will:

  • examine the options presented by the Task Force;
  • conduct consultations with Canadians from coast to coast to coast; and
  • make final recommendations to the Government on the future of Canada Post.

Canadians can keep informed and get involved throughout the Canada Post Review by visiting Canada.ca/canadapostreview.

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