Calls to Kitchener residents Misrepresent MP Woodworth
OTTAWA ― Kitchener Centre constituents have reported receiving automated phone calls alleging that MP Stephen Woodworth approves closing the Canada Post office at 250 King Street East indefinitely, when he has not done so. Constituents have reported that the calls are from Public Polling Inc., a company based out of Toronto.
Public Polling Inc. was not hired by the Woodworth’s office or by Canada Post. Public Polling has not disclosed the source from which they obtained this false information.
Canada Post provided handouts and hung posters throughout Kitchener Centre regarding the postal service at this location. Constituents were encouraged to participate in the 30 day consultation period which ran from March 26, 2013 until April 26, 2013. Canada Post will now study the results of the consultation and consider the future of the office at 250 King Street East.
MP Woodworth is waiting to see the results of the consultation before taking a position. In the meantime he has shared constituent concerns with the Cabinet Minister responsible for Canada Post and has encouraged constituents to make their views known to Canada Post.
Regardless of the outcome, Woodworth continues to expect Canada Post to deliver a high quality service to Kitchener residents. He regrets any inconvenience resulting from this misleading automated message from Public Polling Inc.