Thursday, December 12, 2013

Canada Post RIP

Being half way around the globe, I learn from The Sydney Morning Herald Digital Edition: Canadians to lose home mail.

Its news, but not unexpected and certainly appropriate as any three year old with a smart phone will tell you: the world is going digital and regular mail is being phased out and no amount of complaining from unions and left-wing politician and chief whiner Olivia Chow, is going to reverse the process.

Perhaps this will also have the positive effect of reducing the amount to junk-mail we receive, including solicitations by unknown charities, who seem to regularly acquire mailing lists.

Its amazing how much of the mail after being away for six months last year, was pure junk, since in our absence we made provisions for all important stuff be delivered on-line. Interestingly, the main exception was notices from our government regarding taxes payable which are still delivered by snail-mail. So much for government efficiency.

Higher postal prices will also I suspect encourage more private sector delivery services, which are often cheaper and faster, as evidenced by their use by most on-line retailers like Amazon.