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Canada Post investigating why postage-free mail to Parliamentarians isn’t getting through

By Abbas Rana      

Arthur Milnes, a former speechwriter for Stephen Harper, says sending postage-free mail to politicians helped inspire him to get into the career he has.

Author, journalist, and speechwriter Arthur Milnes says that in some rural regions of Canada, the only means of communication between constituents and Parliamentarians is regular mail. So, he says, Canada Post should ensure that all postage-free mail be delivered to Parliamentarians. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Munster

Canada Post has commenced a detailed investigation into its mail sorting and delivery system to figure out what causes some of the postage-free letters sent to Parliamentarians to be returned to senders. “We are proud to deliver letters to specific federal government officials free of charge and have done so for many years. This shouldn’t have happened and we are investigating to find out what occurred,” Canada Post spokesman Phil Legault said in an email to The Hill

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