"Canada Post bans religious blessing"

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toddsschneider
"Canada Post bans religious blessing"

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CORNWALL, Ont. — A tradition of more than 25 years for some mail carriers as they left the office to begin their routes in this eastern Ontario city was to say “Merci Seigneur pour la belle journee.”

But the phrase, which translates to “Thank you Lord for the beautiful day,” has been banned at the Cornwall office by Canada Post management following a human rights complaint.

Employees were told it was injecting religion into the workplace.

“When do you draw the line when one person’s human rights infringe on another person’s human rights?” asked veteran carrier Orvel Murphy ...

Unionist

toddsschneider wrote:

“When do you draw the line when one person’s human rights infringe on another person’s human rights?” asked veteran carrier Orvel Murphy ...

Sounds like Canada Post drew the line right, Orvel.

Doug

That seems stupid if it's just something some carriers want to say before they begin. That said, there could well be more to the story which they can't talk about.

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Precisely.

 

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Canada Post area manager Cavelle Lane confirmed that the ban was implemented about a month ago, but noted there was more to the decision than meets the eye, citing human rights issues she could not discuss without a breach of privacy.

toddsschneider

Be respectful: Canada Post

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Canada Post officials and some employees of its Cornwall office are saying there's more than meets the eye to the reported banning of the phrase "Merci seigneur pour la belle journee."

Canada Post spokesperson Martine Lepine had said initially the ban was for the Cornwall office, but she's now clarified that it's only for two specific individuals at the office.

Lepine added that although the two individuals were told they could no longer use the phrase, which translates to "Thank you Lord for the beautiful day," it was actually the manner in which the phrase was expressed, not its content, that resulted in a complaint from another employee and the subsequent ban ...