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Comité permanent des opérations gouvernementales et des prévisions budgétaires

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NEWS RELEASE


CANADIANS ARE INVITED TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON THE CANADA POST CORPORATION

Ottawa, July 21, 2016 -

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates will be conducting a study of the Canada Post Corporation, and seeks to hear from Canadians on their needs and views on existing Canada Post services. The Committee is also considering recommendations for Canada Post to develop its business lines. The study will result in a report to be presented in the House of Commons in December 2016.

The Committee will hold public hearings in Ottawa and in the below communities (meeting venues and times will be announced in advance of the meetings):

September 26, 2016

Montréal, Quebec (morning)

Blainville, Quebec (afternoon)

September 27, 2016

Toronto, Ontario (morning)

Kitchener, Ontario (afternoon)

September 28, 2016

Windsor, Ontario (morning)

September 29, 2016

Dryden, Ontario (afternoon)

September 30, 2016

Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario (afternoon)

October 3, 2016

Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador (morning)

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador (afternoon)

October 4, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia (morning)

Sydney, Nova Scotia (afternoon)

October 5, 2016

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (afternoon)

October 6, 2016

Bathurst, New Brunswick (morning)

October 7, 2016

Québec City, Quebec (morning)

Lévis, Quebec (afternoon)

Members of the public are invited to attend these hearings. Please note that witnesses (or observers) attending the meeting must clear security and provide photo identification before they can be granted access to the meeting room. Line-ups are to be expected.

Canadians may participate in the Committee’s study in the following ways:

—REQUESTS TO APPEAR: Requests to appear may be sent to the Committee by email (OGGO@parl.gc.ca) or by using the “Request to Appear” button on the Committee’s website. Please note that the Clerk of the Committee will contact only those who are selected by the Committee members to appear. Requests to appear must be submitted to the Committee no later than Friday, August 26, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

—E-CONSULTATION: The Committee will commence an e-consultation to broaden participation and inform the Committee’s study of Canada Post. The e-consultation will consist of an online survey that will be accessible from the Committee website from Monday, September 26 to Friday, October 21, 2016. Paper copies of the survey will be available upon request.

Canadians who wish to follow the Committee’s work may do so by visiting its website: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/OGGO .

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For more information, please contact:
Leif-Erik Aune, Clerk of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates
Tel: 613-995-9469
E-mail: OGGO@parl.gc.ca
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