Former PC MLA Pat Mella dismisses Herb Dickieson's call to leave Canada Post's door-to-door mail delivery alone (“It’s time to modernize postal delivery,” today’s Guardian). She says “Most of Canada gets their mail in a community box.”
Well, Ms. Mella, your numbers make about as much sense as they did when you were finance minister on P.E.I.
According to Canada Post’s numbers, 3,804,574 get mail through group mailboxes. Last time I looked, the population of Canada was just over 35 million. Hmm, seems like just over 10 per cent, not your ‘most of Canada.’
My two concerns on this matter are the steady erosion of services by Harper and his cronies as well as the direct and indirect effects of the loss of over 8,000 postal jobs. That means many less Canadians spending their hard-earned dollars in our shops and businesses. We will all feel that.
Well, all except maybe Pat Mella. Those 8,000 jobs would also be 8,000 votes. That doesn’t matter to her anymore either.