Postal service beginning to end

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Editor: The postal service as I see it, the beginning and the end of our mail service:

1. 1775, British mail service;

2. 1851, British government control mail service;

3. 1867, Federal postal office created;

4. 1878, Federal postal service joins universal postal service;

5. 1927, Mail air service began;

6. 1938, Canada post finances Trans Canada air mail service;

7. Daily air mail service;

8. 1959, Automatic mail sorter invented;

9. 1971, Postal codes;

10. 1981, Canada Postal Corporation Act (the beginning of the end of postal services);

11. 1981, Postal corporation began;

12. 1993, Postal corporation purchased Purolator courier;

13. 1993-2013, save money which includes close post offices/open outlets increase postal rates / stop deliveries and has it saved money? Business I am sure has decreased and services are simply not there.''

14. 2013, My service re: postal service this month has been three monthly statements, two Christmas parcels, one fitted into my mail box, postal cost for that envelope was $10.92. The other one was a trip to the grocery store to retrieve it. The postal cost $12.42, since the store is too far to walk and my family could not retrieve without me now this is funny, I was standing there she asked for photo id which I did not have, but if I printed (not wrote) my relative’s name and signed it, her id became valid.

My thoughts are let’s go back to the services of the 1950-60, it was not bad considering the next level of service seems to indicate walk, crawl or use dog sleds.

Anna Clark,


Organizations: Canada Postal, Purolator

Geographic location: Canada, Charlottetown

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