Canada Post Mail Conversion from Home Delivery to Community Mailbox Delivery
Regional Council received a delegation from Angela Jones, Campaign Coordinator, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), who advised of CUPW's opposition to the decision of Canada Post to convert home mail delivery to community mailbox delivery, noting that the decision is opposed by the majority of the public. She noted concerns with community mailboxes including problems with noise, litter, reduced home values, vulnerability to theft and their lack of accessibility which causes hardship for a significant portion of the population.
Regional Council endorsed the positions of its three area municipalities with respect to the continuation of door to door mail delivery service.
Appointment of Temporary Part-time Associate Medical Officer of Health
Regional Council approved the appointment of Dr. Katherine Bingham as an Associate Medical Officer of Health for a period of up to 6 months.
In the Fall of 2014, senior officials at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care requested the secondment of Peel's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Mowat, to fill the position of Chief Medical Officer of Health on an interim basis. Dr. Bingham was recruited to assist with the work of the Office of the Medical Officer of Health, given the secondment of Dr. Mowat.
Councillor Medeiros congratulated Regional Council and staff on the receipt of the inaugural Ontario Power Authority Energy Manager Excellence Award, noting that the Region of Peel achieved the greatest reduction in energy use among all embedded energy managers in Ontario. Councillor Medeiros noted that the Award symbolizes the Region of Peel's commitment to effective energy management which in turn supports the goal of being a financially and environmentally sustainable municipality.
For more information about the Ontario Energy Manager Excellence Award, please visit: www.energy-manager.ca