La Poste intends to deliver Publisac flyers to Montreal

The post office intends to deliver Publisac flyers to Montreal


Canada Post refuses to comply with the wishes of the Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, who asks it not to deliver the advertising flyers of the printing giant TC Transcontinental. < /p>

The Crown corporation told the Journal last night that its mandate does not allow it to exclude a company that pays it to send advertisements.

The Diary revealed yesterday that TC Transcontinental had asked Canada Post to distribute its flyers starting in October. The printer uses this trick because Canada Post is not subject to the new municipal by-law which prohibits the automatic distribution of Publisac and which aims to reduce waste.

“We understand what the City of Montreal is trying to accomplish”, mentioned from the outset Philipe Legault, spokesperson for Canada Post, by e-mail.

The latter indicates, however, “that as a national provider of postal services, Postes Canada is required to deliver all mail that is properly prepared and paid for, including direct mail.”

“This is part of our long-standing mandate and ensures that the postal service does not choose which mail is delivered,” says Mr. Legault.

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Although it will distribute print advertisements well, Canada Post ensures that it is not insensitive to environmental issues.

“We have committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and announced our plan to electrify our large fleet of vehicles. In 2021, we tested two electric cargo bikes on certain routes in downtown Montreal,” said the spokesperson.

Wednesday morning, the mayor publicly stated that she had contacted Canada Post to ask her not to go ahead with its agreement with TC Transcontinental.

Last April, the City adopted an “opt-in” by-law, which will come into effect next May, which provides that only households that request it can continue to receive the Publisac.

“We want to ensure that companies, whether private or state-owned, respect the wishes of Montrealers. My request is very clear: I hope that Canada Post respects the will of Montrealers and does not go ahead with this agreement, ”supported Ms. Plante on Wednesday.

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