The Editor, Re: “Canada Post forges ahead as mail thieves lick their lips,” Our View editorial, the Now, Dec. 9. Your article on Canada Post was obviously from a very uninformed member of your staff.
The people of Delta, who will no longer see their mail delivered to their doors by next fall, must be very thankful. Contrary to the information that they will be the first in the Lower Mainland not to have their mail delivered to their doors, I have news for you: I live in the Fraser Heights area of North Surrey – yes, in the Lower Mainland – and I have never had my mail delivered to my door in the 27 years that I have lived here.
Canada Post is yet another one of our very Canadian corporations trying to compete in a world in which technology is growing so fast, it is difficult for most people to keep up.
Personal delivery is provided by a human being who is out delivering to these same people who are our mail thieves. It is a very dangerous job and people like them are very unappreciated for the job they do. They, too, can have their mail taken away from them as they go from house to house and mail box to mail box, carrying a heavy bag. The mail person has to sometimes deal with rude and ignorant residents and threatening dogs.
If you think Canada Post has not spent many hours thinking out a better solution for their workers and, yes, their customers, go on a route with a mail deliverer for a day and then write your article.