Comment 114092

By fmurray (registered) | Posted October 06, 2015 at 20:40:32

Good rebuttal, Doreen. The article in the Spec seemed to be written by someone with a lot of privilege and a simplistic view of society's problems and challenges.

Another point is that we should have and maintain a strong postal system. The crux of the matter is not "now people will get exercise", it is the fact that there is a steady erosion of the public services that are the foundation of our country. I know that sounds grandiose, but I think a good postal system is a basic feature of a well-developed society. Not to mention that Canada Post, a crown corporation, is not losing money and in fact is making scads of money. Reducing services should not be an option here. The problem is, as with any business, if service levels are reduced, fewer customers will use your service and the cycle continues.

Also, flippantly telling everyone they need to get out for a walk to pick up their mail is ridiculous. There are many people who cannot "get out" and will now have to rely on others to perform this new task for them.

Eliminating Canada's postal system is not a smart move by the Harper government.

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