Originally Posted by Andy G
I read in our press yesterday that Canada is phasing out letter delivery, is that true?
They've been floating that trial balloon on a regular basis for about a decade, and up till now it's always gotten shot down right away.
For the last 20 years or so any new neighbouhoods have been getting "community mailboxes" which are basically outdoor banks of small metal compartments for each address.
My theory has always been that there would be a tipping point where enough people didn't get their mail by letter carrier, so it wouldn't be political suicide to phase them out. Apperently Canada Post figures 2/3 of Canadians don't get letter carrier delivery, so it's time to go for it.
Well, sort of go for it, because yesterdays announcement was that they are planning to make a future announcement about this. No 100% commitment yet. That, and they dropped this the day after Members of Parliament went on their Christmas break, so it's still a political hot potato.
We'll see where the truth lay in the new year.