Questioning the Minister: Profits Up, Time to Invest In Postal Banking

   Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Mr. Speaker, Canada Post profits surged in 2017, a whopping 78%. Business is booming, so it is time to make investments that ensure healthy profits are there for the future. Postal workers' pensions must be fully supported, pay equity issues must be settled, and now is the time to implement postal banking. Will the minister commit to supporting Canada Post, make the investments in the workforce, and expand services so it remains profitable for years in the future?

     Hon. Carla Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, our government put forth a new vision for Canada Post that puts service to Canadians first: We have implemented a new leadership model; we have got a new chair of the board; last Friday, we announced five appointments to the board of directors; we are encouraging innovation; and we are encouraging creativity. We know that Canadians value Canada Post, and we will continue to let its people in leadership do their job and share our vision for a strong and forward-looking Canada Post.