Canadian Postal Service Charter

25 September 2014

Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Prime Minister
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6

Mr. Prime Minister:

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities urges Canada to undertake a public review of the Canadian Postal Service Charter, which sets out the Government of Canada's expectations for Canada Post.  The Federal Government created the Charter in 2009 and made a commitment to review it every five years. 

Accessible postal service remains a priority for Canadians with disabilities.  Since last December, Canadians with disabilities have been speaking out to explain what access to postal service means for people with disabilities.

The existing Canadian Postal Service Charter needs to be improved by the inclusion of an accessibility standard for providing service to Canadians with disabilities.  The intent of an accessibility standard would be to ensure that existing barriers are remedied and to prevent the creation of new barriers.

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities would welcome the opportunity to work with your government to create an accessibility standard for inclusion in the Canadian Postal Service Charter.


Tony Dolan