Send your MP a message in support of Postal Banking

Canada needs a postal bank. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank, but many of them have a post office that could provide financial services. As well, nearly two million Canadians desperately need an alternative to payday lenders. A postal bank could be that alternative.

Postal banks already exist in many parts of the world.  They are used to:

  • increase financial inclusion
  • fund economic development
  • and generate revenue to preserve public postal service and jobs

Our post office used to have a national saving bank up until 1968 - and there is no reason we shouldn’t have one today.  


A bank for everyone – Support postal banking

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Petition message

Dear member of Parliament

There is an urgent need for postal banking in Canada. Thousands of rural towns and villages in our country do not have a bank. Nearly two million Canadians need alternatives to payday lenders.

I want you to know that postal banking isn’t a radical idea. It’s a reality in many parts of the world.

In our country, postal banking has the support of hundreds of municipalities and close to two-thirds of Canadians (Stratcom poll, 2013). It’s seen as a way to keep postal services viable and financial services accessible.

I am requesting that you urge the Minister Responsible for Canada Post to establish a taskforce to determine how to deliver new financial and banking services through our public postal service so that this matter can be properly assessed during a “public” review of Canada Post.

Yours truly,

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