Mail. Remember that?
When was the last time you slid a handwritten letter into an envelope, slapped a stamp on it, and dropped it in your mailbox? We’re guessing not so recently.
Despite a drop in the amount of personal letters and other mail delivered to Canadian homes over the last decade (thanks Internet!), many homeowners are hesitant to see the standard service offered by Canada Post scaled back.
If you’re a homeowner who enjoys front door home delivery, you’ll be happy to know that Canada Post has suspended the installation of community mailboxes across the country. Those regions that have already seen the superboxes installed will continue to run on the new system, however. 460,000 addresses across the country were in the process of being converted.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers was happy to hear this news, of course – this means that many of their members will remain employed as door-to-door delivery people for the time being.
Now CUPW is campaigning to have home delivery restored to ALL addresses, and Canada Post expand into baking and financial service within their post offices.
Canada Post fans are happy that they don’t have to wander a few metres down the street to get their mail. They’re also happy that this will mean many Canadians will continue to be employed.
Do you think Canada Post is making the right decision? Should they reverse the introduction of the superboxes? Should older Canadians realize that nothing stays the same forever, and the current home delivery model may not work anymore?
Be honest, you receive more pieces of junk mail than you do legitimate, personal deliveries, don’t you?