The Chamber urges all MPs to support legislation mandating Canada Post employees to go back to work
We urge all MPs to support the legislation tabled earlier this afternoon by Labour Minister Lisa Raitt, mandating Canada Post employees to go back to work. We are hearing from chambers of commerce throughout the country that they and their member businesses are feeling the impact of having no postal service. The pain is most acute for small businesses that depend upon postal service for their supplies, cash receivables or getting their products to customers.
A disruption in postal service is a hurdle that businesses do not need and many cannot afford as they try to work their way out of the recession and through a fragile economic recovery. Many businesses are forced to find alternatives to keep themselves afloat. It is in the best interests of Canada Post, its employees and its customers to get postal service up and running again as quickly as possible.
CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce