Monday, October 26, 2015
Real Change: Conada Post Suspends its Community Mailbox Scheme
Golly. Now that's what I call real change. Canada Post learns the meaning of humility.
Stephen Harper's ghastly legacy starts being dismantled.
Or when it comes to the brilliant idea to install community mail boxes in a country with an aging population, and some of the harshest weather in the world.
At the very least suspended.
Canada Post is suspending the conversion of door-to-door delivery to community mailboxes. In a news release issued late Monday, Canada Post spokeswoman Anick Losier said the corporation will work "collaboratively" with the government of Canada to determine the best path forward given the challenges in the postal system.
For it clearly discriminates against seniors and the disabled...
For them it was not what Conada Post executives once called an "exercise opportunity..."
And forcing them to get a doctor's note to keep their home delivery didn't please them.
Or please the doctors.
Physicians are urging Canada Post to halt plans to require a doctor’s note for individuals to keep home mail delivery, saying doctors are already buried in paperwork.
“Physicians are already burdened with administrative process that comes at the expense of face time with patients,” he said. “Furthermore, it appears little consideration has been given to the confidentiality and privacy of patient information.”
And why would Conada Post scrap home delivery even though it's making a healthy profit?
Canada Post doesn’t need to axe home delivery in order to make money. In 2014, it ended home delivery for only 2 per cent of the five million householders who now receive the service. And yet it turned a profit anyway.
Even though eliminating home delivery would make us look like a Banana Republic.
If the post office is allowed to finish its cuts, Canada will be the only major industrial country in the world without some form of home mail delivery.
And even though Conada Post clearly has enough money to sponsor the ghastly jungle capitalism show Dragon's Den...
Answer: because its highly paid executives clearly inhabit the same jungle. And don't understand the meaning of community.
Don't understand how many lonely seniors can welcome a visit from a postie. Or how a postie can save the lives of seniors, by being the first to notice that something is wrong.
And those fat cat bosses would rather put even larger profits before the needs of some of the most vulnerable Canadians.
And yes, it is time to put people first.
It is time to replace Conada with Canada
And of course it is time to mail Stephen Harper back to the hellish place he came from..
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