By Adam Brazeau
CORNWALL, Ontario – MP Guy Lauzon has graced the cover of countless Conservative mail-outs delivered in the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry riding during his four-term stretch.
But a new billboard ad with the incumbent candidate’s image portrays him in a not-so-flattering light.
SDSG federal Liberal candidate Bernadette Clement, joined by members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers Local 522, unveiled the large sign on Ninth Street in Cornwall, Ont., on Wednesday, slamming Lauzon over Canada Post stamping out door-to-door delivery.
The billboard says: “Conservative MP Guy Lauzon has not spoken out to save your door-to-door delivery. Does he deserve your support in the next election?”
“We want to work with postal officials to continue to make postal service the best that it can be and help protect local jobs and existing services,” said Clement, three-term Cornwall city councillor.
CUPW launched the national billboard campaign to spread awareness of the Conservative government’s plan to cut postal services. The union represents roughly 90 local workers.
Clement noted that supporting CUPW is part of ‘Real Change’ – a plan introduced by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on June 16 to “restore openness and transparency to government.”
“Real Change begins with issues that affect us all at home, within our riding,” she said. “That is why I endorse the Liberal commitment to stopping the Harper government from doing away with door-to-door mail service in Canada, and I endorse the Liberal commitment to protecting rural mail delivery and service.”
The federal election is scheduled for Monday, October 19.