Comment 65257

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted June 28, 2011 at 13:46:21 in reply to Comment 65251

And these couriers are forced by the government to charge 3X the going rate of Canada Post (15(e)), regardless of the actual cost.

Exception

15. (1) The exclusive privilege referred to in subsection 14(1) does not apply to

(a) letters carried incidentally and delivered to the addressee thereof by a friend of the sender or addressee;

(b) commissions, affidavits, writs, processes or proceedings issued by a court of justice;

(c) letters lawfully brought into Canada and forthwith posted thereafter;

(d) letters concerning goods for delivery therewith, carried by a common carrier without pay, reward, advantage or profit for so doing;

(e) letters of an urgent nature that are transmitted by a messenger for a fee at least equal to an amount that is three times the regular rate of postage payable for delivery in Canada of similarly addressed letters weighing fifty grams;

(f) letters of any merchant or owner of a cargo vessel or the cargo therein that are carried by such vessel or by any employee of such merchant or owner and delivered to the addressee thereof without pay, reward, advantage or profit for so doing;

(g) letters concerning the affairs of an organization that are transmitted between offices of that organization by an employee thereof;

(h) letters in the course of transmission by any electronic or optical means; and

(i) letters transmitted by any naval, army or air forces of any foreign country that are in Canada with the consent of the Government of Canada.

... In other words, Canada Post has a MONOPOLY on cheap mail delivery and postal employees have benefited for decades from this lack of free market competition.

The Canada Post Act states its primary objective...

5. (1) The objects of the Corporation are

(a) to establish and operate a postal service for the collection, transmission and delivery of messages, information, funds and goods both within Canada and between Canada and places outside Canada;

Postal strikes stop mail delivery and thus run counter to this first objective of Canada Post.

Canada Post is NOT a make work scheme. If these workers are unhappy with the job, they are free to find other work.

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