So Canada Post’s mandate is to deliver the mail efficiently, right? And the key word is “efficiently”. I live in a small town and 20 kilometres up the road is another small town. Mail sent from one town to the next takes four to five days to arrive. But these towns are on the same mail route. Five or six years ago, the mail only took a day — the post office would give mail to the truck driver to pass on. This practice was stopped, not because of security issues but rather because of fear that the non-postal union truck drivers might ask for more money.

Another thing: Canada Post comes up with four to six new stamps every three months — stamps that are commissioned, designed, printed and advertised to a market Canada Post admits is dying.

All I’m saying is, screw the latest series of stamps highlighting NHL goalie masks and get my mail to me, efficiently. 

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