Canada Post has accelerated its drive in this regard since February 13, 2013 when it leaked a headline to CTV News “that sweeping cuts may be ahead for Canada Post as it faces a $327 million operating loss last year”. It was then reported that in order to stay afloat, Canada Post was considering reducing home delivery from five to four, or even three days, closing some of the 6,500 retail outlets across the country and consolidating the 21 sorting centres to just major cities, that is Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Read more
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CANADA POST IS THE ONE ACTUALLY BEHIND ALL THE MEDIA FRENZY REGARDING ITS FINANCIAL VIABILITY AND CREATING A “CRISIS” SO THAT THE HARPER GOVERNMENT CAN STEP IN AND IMPOSE ITS NEO-LIBERAL AGENDA OF AUSTERITY ONTO POSTAL WORKERS AND THE CANADIAN PEOPLE.
Senior executives from Canada Post have been holding closed door consultations with business groups in cities across the country. Meetings were held in Calgary on September 11, 2013 and in Ottawa on September 12th. According to the corporation fifty such consultations are planned and each meeting is followed by a media blitz in each city. Instead of media relations representatives, senior vice-presidents of the corporation have been appearing on news programs and radio talk shows in one of the most aggressive campaigns undertaken by the corporation to promote the dismantling of the public post office and further attack the working conditions, wages and benefits (including pensions) of postal workers. Read more
Today Sunday September 29, 2013.
Fall has officially arrived last week and the Canadian Parliament is set to resume on October 16, 2013 after having been formally prorogued by Governor General David Johnston on September 13, 2013 at the request of Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative government. Read more
Today Sunday September 12, 2013.
Sunday greetings! As you know, Canada Post is near completion of its new mail processing facility in Vancouver called the Pacific Processing Centre (PPC) which is scheduled to be in full operation by February 2014. I have been following this issue very closely since the Corporation announced its plan to build the facility on October 21, 2011. Read more
On August 8, 2013 the C.D. Howe Institute released an E-brief (report) entitled “How Can Ottawa Deliver A Reformed Canada Post” prepared by Benjamin Dachis which received widespread news coverage by the monopoly media in Canada. Read more