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"The Harper government is trying to kill Canada's postal service and the vultures are circling."

ctvnews - When Canada Post stops delivering mail to your home’s front door later this month across Canada, Dan Trudeau hopes you will call him.

Trudeau is the CEO of a new privately owned company called You Have Mail. The Winnipeg-based company is slated to start delivering mail on Oct. 20 from Canada Post’s community mailboxes directly to an individual home or small business.

This is the same day Canada Post will start phasing out its door-to-door delivery to more than 100,000 homes and 10,000 businesses as part of a five-year plan to eliminate home delivery for more than five million Canadians.

 “The Harper government is trying to kill Canada’s postal service and the vultures are circling,” said Denis Lemelin, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, in a statement.

“Why should Canadians have to pay $20 or $30 or $60 to have their mail delivered to the door? ... Privatization is not the solution. Mail delivery must remain a public service, not a for-profit business.”