Garrison Opposes Canada Post Closure of Victoria Processing Plant

Canada Post Announces September Closure

For Immediate Release

July 19, 2013

Victoria, BC - “Closure of the Victoria Canada Post Processing Plant in September will inevitably lead to delays in mail delivery” said Randall Garrison, MP Esquimalt Juan de Fuca.  “The Victoria plant is efficient, provides family supporting local jobs and keeps mail running smoothly here on Vancouver Island,” he continued.

"The Victoria plant has the local expertise and experienced staff necessary to do the work here.  Local staff already keep the mail running smoothly here on the Island.  It is neither efficient nor a good decision for environmental reasons to be moving mail processing to Vancouver,” Garrison said.  "This decision means more trucks on the road, more pollution in the air, and an unnecessary increase in greenhouse gas emissions," Garrison said.  “It is simply illogical to ship all the Lower Island letter mail over to Vancouver to be sorted, then ship it all the way back to Victoria to be delivered.”

“I urge Canada Post to keep the local sorting plant functioning in order to continue providing efficient local mail service to the businesses and families of the capital region.” concluded Garrison.