The Canada Post Workers Union opposes the distribution of the newspaper to its members The Epoch Times, Trump is known for positive content, fake news and conspiratorial inclinations.
The Epoch Times A medium founded by a group of Chinese Americans in the United States in the 2000s. The head of the newspaper is John Tang, a member of Falun Gong, a banned spiritual practice movement in China.
For some time, citizens, especially in Quebec City and Montreal, have reportedly received the publication in their mailbox without requesting or subscribing.
Contacted media representative Newspaper Indicated that it was a promotional way to gain new subscribers. This distribution takes place a few times a year.
“It simply came to our notice then. If these people like reading the newspaper, they can subscribe and we have different plans, ”said the customer service manager. The Epoch Times, Before subscribing to the representative Journal.
Incendiary comments, according to the union
During the epidemic, when various government officials were battling misinformation and conspiracy theories, workers at the Canada Post – a federal government-run company – said they were uncomfortable with the distribution of the newspaper.
“The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is aware of concerns about publication distribution. Epoch Times In some parts of the country. We brought this to the attention of the Canada Post Management, who asked their legal department to look into the matter. It concludes that the publication does not promote harm against any particular group and is therefore protected by the terms of the Charter for Freedom of Commercial Freedom of Expression. CUPW, however, believes the content of the publication to be inflammatory and opposes placing its members in a position to distribute such publication. We will continue to monitor the situation, “said John Simpson, president of the Postal Workers’ Union.
Silent federal government
The Canada Post has indicated that the sender has an obligation to ship any goods that are paid for and properly manufactured unless they are deemed permissible.
“The courts have stated that the role of the Canada Post is not to censor mail in the country or to create guidelines for free communication. This is a significant difference between the Canada Post and private sector delivery companies. Our perspective on content does not change our delivery responsibility,” a media relations spokesman for the company said.
Canada Post is managed by Public Services and Procurement Canada. Asked Newspaper On the situation repeatedly since the beginning of December, it still has not answered us.
Citizens are shocked
Citizens from all over Quebec are thinking about the unwelcome reception of the media.
“I quickly looked at him. It felt right and I immediately threw it away for recycling, ”said Andre Langlois, a resident of St-Augustine-de-Desmours. In his opinion, it makes no sense for the Canada Post to distribute this kind of publication.
A resident of Charney County, Lewis, said she was careful about the content of the newspaper she received.
“It simply came to our notice then. I went through it a bit and I said to myself: Nasty gang of patients, they are enlightened, ”she observed.
A short distance away, in Bromont, a citizen finds the Canada Post ‘decision to deliver the flyer.
“I went to see what it was and found that it was not understood whether it was distributed by a company that came under federal jurisdiction,” Virginie Galernia said. She hopes citizens will be wary of comments made by the media.
Dominic Bernier, a Montreal citizen, also received a copy of a media report he did not know.
“They pay somewhere for their distribution, which is hard to prevent Canada Post from delivering,” he said. It is a bit skeptical that they may have done business with another courier company. ”