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Debbie Hollis and Robert Girard, members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, knock on doors in Dieppe Saturday. (Kate Letterick/CBC)

Postal workers went door-to-door Saturday in Dieppe, N.B. — not to deliver mail, but to deliver a message of another kind.

They’re telling residents about Canada Post’s plan to eliminate home delivery. Members of the postal workers union are asking people to sign a petition urging the Crown corporation to reconsider its decision.

"We tend to hear a lot in the public, especially from Canada Post, that people don’t really care, that people don't want their mail anymore, they’re not using it as much as before," said Troy Cook, vice-president of Local 078 of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

"But from what we’re hearing from the public, people want to keep their mail service to their door. People actually use their mail just like they always have."

Canada Post's plans were announced in December.

Theresa Liu, a Dieppe resident, says she's not in favour of home delivery being eliminated.

"I'm just concerned about the elderly and the physically challenged and people that would have a hard time," she said.