Disability advocates lambast Canada Post plan to require doctor’s note for home delivery
Jeff Keele, CTV Winnipeg
Published Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:15AM CST
Last Updated Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:01PM CST
Disability advocates are lashing out against a plan by Canada Post that will require people to provide a doctor's note who need home delivery service once community mailboxes are installed.
Canada Post says to accommodate those who can't get to a community mailbox, home delivery will still be done for those customers once a week.
In order to qualify for the service a medical note from a doctor must be obtained showing the person is actually disabled.
Winnipeg city councillor Ross Eadie, who is legally blind and will need the weekly delivery, said the cost of a doctor's note can be a financial burden for many with disabilities on fixed incomes.
The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities says the best person to determine what type of service is required is not a doctor, but the individual living with the disability.
Canada Post says to accommodate those who can't get to a community mailbox, home delivery will still be done for those customers once a week. (file image)