Improving Rural Postal Services

Res #: 8-22M
Number: 8
Year: 2022
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations

WHEREAS Canada Post has changed their policy regarding outgoing mail. All letter mail is required to be sent to the main processing center in Regina.

WHEREAS Canada Post has eliminated the way wallet service which allowed the letter mail to be sent down the mail line to a neighboring town. This has caused the average time for letter mail to arrive at its destination to increase by at least 5 days.

BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the Federal Government to amend the policy for rural Saskatchewan Post Offices to reinstate the use of the way wallet services and therefore allowing the post office to send the mail down the line to improve efficiency and delivery service.