MASSE SLAMS CONSERVATIVES ON JOB CUTS AND PROPOSED CLOSING OF SANDWICH TOWNE POST OFFICE

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February 11, 2013

 

MASSE SLAMS CONSERVATIVES ON JOB CUTS AND PROPOSED CLOSING OF SANDWICH TOWNE POST OFFICE

 OTTAWA, ON – Brian Masse MP today made a statement in the House of Commons calling on the Harper Conservatives to stop cutting federal jobs in Windsor and stop wasting taxpayer money on advertisements in lieu of keeping services and jobs in Windsor.

 

Following up on this past Saturday’s rally against the closure of the Sandwich Towne Post Office, and the loss of another 80 local jobs at the Walker Road sorting plant, Masse questioned why these cuts are all happening without warning or consultation. 

 

Mr. Masse’s statement is copied below.

 

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For further information: Brian Masse 519-255-1631 

 

February 11, 2013

 

A recent report indicates that my community of Windsor lost over 20,000 jobs between 2006 and 2010.  Despite Conservative claims to create jobs, they have again decided to slash more services and jobs. In fact, their Action Plan is failing Canadian families.

 

They moved CBSA headquarters from the busiest border in Canada and slashed 40 plus Service Canada positions.  16 more jobs disappear at the Canadian Consulate in Detroit, and now they have even decided to close our Veterans Affairs Office, reaching a new low.

 

Sadly, these actions take place with little to no consultation.  Now Canada Post has announced the sacking of 80 positions at the Walker sorting plant and in their decision to close the Olde Sandwich Towne Post Office.  Ironically, we just celebrated The War of 1812 and this post office is ground zero to some of the greatest moments in Canadian history.

 

All of these cuts without community consultation create even more job losses as individuals and businesses lose valuable and efficient services.

 

So Mr. Speaker, the next time the Conservatives want to spend millions on advertising their failures, why don’t they can the commercials and keep the services Canadian families need.