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Union, seniors, disabled plan legal challenge over end of home mail delivery

File photo of a Canada Post delivery truck. CITYNEWS.

Seniors’ groups and organizations for people with disabilities are joining the Canadian Union of Postal Workers in a planned legal challenge to preserve home mail delivery.

Canada Post wants to phase out home delivery in an effort to cope with a revenue squeeze from falling mail volumes.

The postal workers union says the Federal Court challenge, which has not yet been filed, will argue that doing away with home delivery is a decision for Parliament, not Canada Post.

Union president Denis Lemelin says the agency is too focused on the bottom line and is ignoring the needs of Canadians.

The union says the Conservative government is trying to distance itself from the home delivery issue.

They say the government should be held accountable for allowing the decision to be made without proper consultation or debate.