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Canada Post serves Canadians well as a public institution

Why privatize a public service system that works?

May 6, 2011: In a Letter to the Editor published in the Edmonton Journal, James Lemiski argues that Canada Post is a viable public institution, one that makes a profit, serves its clientele well, and is transparent. Lemiski, noting Canada Post's necessity, wonders what advantages, if any, privatization would bring.

"Yes, the advent of the Internet has changed our lives forever and for the better. But it is not the be-all and end-all when it comes to transferring information. The PlayStation Network fiasco is a prime example, with as many as 77 million users' credit-card data compromised by hackers.

Canadians are among the highest users of the Internet, with online billing, banking, and shopping. Even Canada Post has joined in with the launch of e-post.

But there are still plenty of individuals who rely on good old-fashioned 'snail mail'..."

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Posted: May 19, 2011

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