Canada Post Unveils Plan to Improve Service to Indigenous Communities

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Canada Post unveiled its Indigenous and northern reconciliation plan Monday, in which it committed to meet with every community in the North to discuss their needs.

The plan unveiled is to improve service to Indigenous communities, specifically in the North.

Canada Post’s Director of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Dale Leclair, says the crown corporation will meet with each community to learn about its particular needs.

Leclair says the impetus for the strategy came from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations.

Leclair would like some communities to receive new full-service post offices, while others could see new parcel lockers and access to banking services.

Leclair says Canada Post is also going to be offering a new compensation structure for northern contractors running post offices, to allow them to stabilize and be more consistent in their delivery.

Leclair says they will be looking at ways to make the routing of northern mail more efficient, and that it might lower prices, eventually.

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Colette Linden is a graduate of the three-year Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media program from Mohawk College before heading to McMaster University to obtain her degree in Public Relations. In addition, Colette has a certificate in Writing for Publication and a certificate of Competency in the French Language, . A recent resident of Sault Ste Marie, this Hamilton native gained experience working at TSN, the Ontario Medical Association and spent 14-years with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) as the Communications Manager. A Mother of two amazing boys, Connor & Dante, Colette is a die-hard sports fan with a passion for government affairs and hopes to one day represent this City on Council. Focusing on Politics, Indigenous Affairs and Local News, Colette also reports the latest in Sports both locally and professionally. Colette joined the Superior Media Team in September of 2019 and is thankful to finish out her career with such a family-oriented and community-oriented team.