Update: see previous posts – June 11, 2015 Canada Post Wins First Round With City of Hamilton, May 22, 2015 Canada Post says profits won’t save door-to-door delivery
Hamilton will spend an estimated $75,000 to appeal the decision
The city of Hamilton will appeal this month’s court decision that ruled in favour of Canada Post regarding where to put super mailboxes.
Hamilton will spend an estimated $75,000 to appeal a decision from Justice Alan Whitten, who struck down a bylaw that attempted to regulate where Canada Post put new community mailboxes.
Canada Post has installed about 3,000 super mailboxes on the Mountain as part of its plan to phase out urban door-to-door mail delivery across the country. Earlier this year, the city passed an amended bylaw saying the corporation had to consult with the city on where it put the mailboxes, as well as pay a fee of $200 per mailbox.
Canada Post argued that its federal mandate to deliver the mail trumps municipal law. Whitten agreed. The bylaw is “inapplicable and inoperative,” Whitten wrote, and an effort by the city to “thwart” an unpopular move by Canada Post to end door-to-door delivery.