Rural mail change sparks protest from former NS premier

A former premier of Nova Scotia is threatening to quit the federal Conservative Party over changes to the rural mail delivery system near Amherst.

Roger Bacon says a shift towards community mailboxes instead of home delivery on rural routes is both expensive and dangerous for senior citizens who will now have to drive to a central location to get their mail.

"Now, is it better to have seven mail drivers who are expert drivers and have done it for years … or is it better to have 500 senior citizens going down an icy road? Where is the safety in it?"

via Rural mail change sparks protest from former premier – Nova Scotia – CBC News.