In fall of 2013, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers launched a campaign to advocate for postal banking at Canada Post. CUPW is proposing postal banking as a way to diversify the postal service’s revenues, and as an opportunity to address financial exclusion and marginalization, and extend services to people and places that the big banks have turned their backs on - small towns, the North, many inner city populations, and urban Indigenous communities.
Over the past five years they have built allies for this initiative. Postal banking is highly successful all over the world, it’s become a major pillar of the long-term viability of many postal systems, and it’s helped more people get access to financial services – people whom the for-profit banks just aren’t interested in serving.
NDP postal critic Irene Mathyssen has presented motion M-166, a private member’s motion to call on the federal government to study how to implement postal banking, to be debated starting Monday, March 26.
You can support this motion by:
(You can find the name of your MP at http://www.ourcommons.ca/ Parliamentarians/en/members) and
- by signing the petition at http://www.ndp.ca/postal-banking-en
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