The smoking gun… Harper’s plan to privatize Canada Post

After repeated denials from the Conservative government that their service cuts and rate hikes at Canada Post have anything to do with privatization, we now know the opposite to be true. An access to information request by Blacklock’s Reporter reveals that the Prime Minister’s Office conducted a secret study into privatization only months before Canada Post announced their five-point plan to cut services, jobs and increase prices. It would appear the government has deliberately misled the public.

Read more: The smoking gun… Harper's plan to privatize Canada Post | rabble.ca.

Video: Canada Post union releases list of first homes to lose mail delivery

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The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has released a preliminary list of where community mailboxes will be installed in Winnipeg this summer and fall.

Two parts of northwest Winnipeg, specifically homes whose postal codes start with R2P and R2V will be among the first in the country to switch from door-to-door deliver to community mailboxes in the fall.

Ben Zorn, the CUPW’s local president in Winnipeg, said the union received the addresses as part of a much larger document, and they worked to extract the points.

“This is the information that Canada Post has provided to the union for the purposes of identifying letter carrier routes so presumably these would be the places,” he said. “What we see the most is that particularly in the older grid neighbourhoods is that they are on side streets along the sides of people’s properties.”

via First homes to lose door-to-door delivery on early list: postal union – Manitoba – CBC News.

Postal Banking to the rescue in both Canada and the U.S.

OTTAWA, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ – A study of banks and payday lending companies in the United States and Canada shows a real need for a postal bank exists, especially in areas where post offices abound but few banks offer their services. The paper, presented at the 22nd Rutgers University Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics, argues that restoring postal banking in the 21st century would help support post offices while offering much-needed financial services and jobs. Continue reading Postal Banking to the rescue in both Canada and the U.S.

Canada Post suspends service in Moncton as RCMP manhunt continues

Canada Post has suspended postal services in Moncton NB today, as the manhunt continues for the gunman who murdered three RCMP officers last night in the city.

Please note that there will be no mail delivery in Moncton today (Thursday, June 5). Corporate post offices in downtown Moncton and Riverview will be closed for the day as will the postal oulets in the following locations:

  • Jean Coutu (404, St. George St., Moncton)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (1633 Mountain Rd, Moncton)
  • Jean Coutu location (438 Coverdale St., Riverview)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (681 Mountain Rd., Moncton)
  • Sobeys (1380 Mountain Rd., Moncton)

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More than 70 cities band together in effort to save Canada Post’s door-to-door delivery service

Cities across the country have launched an effort to preserve door-to-door mail delivery, even as the first cuts loom this fall.

Canada Post announced last December it would begin phasing out door-to-door delivery for the one-third of Canadian homes that still have the service, replacing it with community mailboxes. Since then, over 70 municipalities have joined together in opposing the measure, which Canada Post says would save $500-million per year.

via More than 70 cities band together in effort to save Canada Post’s door-to-door delivery service | National Post.