The return of postal banking will be a big boost for small and rural communities.

That’s according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes, who says postal banking can help rural communities as well as Canada Post grow.

Postal banking, something not used in Canada since 1969, involves a process of buying money orders from the post office says Hughes.

Hughes says the NDP have pushed parliament to create a committee in order to study the idea, saying communities fighting to keep their post offices deserve this.

She says the more services taken from a community, the less reason there is to stay.

Hughes says this is a great way to protect our postal service while encouraging the local economy.

Postal banking was debated upon this past week in the House of Commons; a decision regarding the special committee has yet to be made.