Canada Post Claims to Have Lost Millions, Lettermail Declining

Update: see previous post – May 22, 2015 Canada Post says profits won’t save door-to-door delivery

Ex-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his conservatives wanted to run-down the post officer and turn the public against it by offering less and less services at a greater price. Harper is now history and so should his plans to end door-to-door delivery to Canadians. Canada would have been the only country in the G-7 to end door-to-door delivery and to simultaneously eliminate thousands of jobs.
Ex-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his conservatives wanted to run-down the post officer and turn the public against it by offering less and less services at a greater price. Harper is now history and so should his plans to end door-to-door delivery to Canadians. Canada would have been the only country in the G-7 to end door-to-door delivery and to simultaneously eliminate thousands of jobs.

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Postal service says its relying on parcel delivery to make a profit as mail volume drops

Canada will celebrate its' 150 birthday in 2017. Every Canadian deserves to have a publicly owned and operated post office, with full door-to-door delivery.
Canada will celebrate its’ 150 birthday in 2017. Every Canadian deserves to have a publicly owned and operated post office, with full door-to-door delivery.

After making a profit in the second quarter of the year, Canada Post has reported a loss of $13 million in the third quarter.

In the first nine months of the year, the Crown corporation lost $20 million before tax, a figure that is likely to play into upcoming decisions over door-to-door delivery.

On Oct. 26, after the election of the Liberals, Canada Post put the transition to community mailboxes on hold, saying it will work “collaboratively” with the Government of Canada to determine the best path forward.

The community mailbox program has been controversial because of lack of consultation over where boxes are installed, as well as because of the loss of service to millions of Canadian homes.

The Liberal platform promised to ensure “high quality service at a reasonable price to Canadians, no matter where they live.”

Stephen Harper believes in Canada Post's plans to totally eliminate door-to-door delivery for all Canadians. He also believes in eliminating 8,000 jobs at the same time. If elected, he will speed up Canada Post's plans and will believe if re-elected, that Canadians have given him a mandate to be the only country to totally eliminate door-to-door delivery.
Stephen Harper believed in Canada Post’s plans to totally eliminate door-to-door delivery for all Canadians, as well as eliminating 8,000 jobs at the same time. If elected, he planned to speed up the running down of Canada Post and to take away door-to-door delivery as quickly as possible.  Canada would have been the only G-7 country  to totally eliminate door-to-door delivery and the jobs that go with that work.

The third-quarter numbers show traditional mail use dropping again, with what the postal service calls “transaction mail” volumes falling by 5.5 per cent, even though election mailings helped boost the volume of deliveries.

Canada Post hopes its parcels business, mainly deliveries of merchandise ordered online, will help keep it profitable in the years ahead as traditional mail volumes fall.

In the third quarter, parcel volumes rose 10.4 per cent as revenue from parcels rose by $43 million to $380 million.

The fourth quarter, with the crucial holiday season, is likely to be the most profitable period for parcel delivery. In November, Canada Post starts Saturday delivery to keep up with the holiday rush.

It is interesting to note that Canada Post will claim there are losses when they want to cut or eliminate services. But when they were cutting services, they suddenly reported making a profit. But when they cease the elimination of door-to-door delivery, suddenly they are losing money again.
It is interesting to note that Canada Post will claim there are losses when they want to cut or eliminate services. But when they were cutting services, they suddenly reported making a profit. But when they decided to cease the elimination of door-to-door delivery, suddenly they are losing money again. Does the public buy it?

The Canada Post Group of Companies, which includes Canada Post, Purolator Holdings Ltd., SCI Group Inc. and Innovapost Inc., was profitable, earning $10 million before tax in the third quarter.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Canada Post is downplaying its financial success by concentrating on the loss from Canada Post instead of the profit from Canada Post Group of Companies.

The union representing postal workers said in a statement that the company is being misleading in an attempt to impose “unnecessary cost-cutting measures.”

Canada Post announced on October 26, 2015 that it would suspend its' plans to continue the very quick elimination of door-to-door delivery across Canada. This saved delivery to the 32% of Canadians who haven't lost door-to-door delivery, as well as thousands of jobs from coast to coast to coast.
Canada Post announced on October 26, 2015 that it would suspend its’ plans to continue the very quick and excelerated elimination of door-to-door delivery across Canada. This saved delivery to the 58% of Canadians who haven’t lost door-to-door delivery yet, as well as thousands of jobs from coast to coast to coast.
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