Article by Vanessa Lu, The Toronto Star
The Liberals have since appointed a task force to review Canada Post’s operations, and the task force just released a discussion paper on ways to modernize the post office that included everything from raising revenues from delivering marijuana to alternate-day mail delivery to cut costs.
“We do not support alternate-day delivery,” said Patrick Bartlett, executive director of National Association of Major Mail Users, which represents big companies like the banks and Rogers. “Having control of when your product is going to be delivered to Canadians is important, whether it is advertising, an invoice or magazine.”
Bartlett argued that parcels would still continue to be delivered on a daily basis, but separating mail from parcels would add complexity, creating greater chances for mistakes, as well as make it more costly because there would be two systems.