Canada to replace home delivery with community mailboxes
December 13 , 2013
Canada's postal service is looking to stop home delivery within five years and replacing it with community mailboxes. Reports suggest that only one-third of the houses in the country will enjoy door-to-door delivery, which a federal corporation said would be a better option for financial self-sufficiency.
The plan not only makes the country the first G7 one to go without home delivery but also cuts about 8,000 jobs.
According to a Canada Post spokesman, Canadians wish to pay for the system as users instead of as taxpayers. However, the idea has been opposed by those who worry about its impact on disabled and elderly people.
"Isn't that a bit like Starbucks no longer serving coffee because it's expensive?" asked a communications consultant in Vancouver.