Come to Haida Gwaii, MP tells Canada Post

  • Mar. 7, 2011 6:00 a.m.

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen has suggested that Canada Post officials travel to Haida Gwaii to hear first-hand how islanders are being affected by slow mail service. In a Feb. 25 letter to Tom Froggatt, Canada Post’s director of government affairs, Mr. Cullen says that residents of the islands continue to have issues with postal service supplied by ferry rather than air. “With that in mind, I wish to invite you to meet with some of them on the island to discuss the reality of the situation,” Mr. Cullen wrote. “I would be more than happy to arrange such a meeting, and I’m sure the people in the island would be very welcome to the idea.” Mr. Cullen also suggested that Mr. Froggatt take the marine route to the islands rather than flying here. “If I may, I suggest taking the ferry from Prince Rupert be part of your trip,” he wrote. “It truly is a beautiful piece of the Canadian landscape, and must not be missed.”

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