Higher prices, less service from Canada Post

These institutions are not concerned about people and the notion that government work is to serve the people.

Scrooge is alive under the name of Canada Post.

As aging Baby Boomers get on the pension dole, managers and executives are looking for ways to secure their pensions and benefits in the future. Crown corporations (such as BC Ferries, BC Hydro, Canada Post and others) are looking at their personal bottom lines.

These institutions are not concerned about people and the notion that government work is to serve the people.

They aim to secure their pensions by downsizing the current workforce and increasing the prices of their services.

These new measures taken by Canada Post are about ensuring they can pay for the benefits and pensions of the retiring Baby Boomer workforce.

Asking $1 per stamp (purchased on an individual basis) and a 35 per-cent increase in the cost of a book of stamps is surely nothing more than greed.

They say the Internet and online banking have caused their profits to diminish, but the truth is, Canada Post is run by fuddy-duddies that have failed to keep up with the current technology and the changing of times. They are not competitive in today’s world and have failed the public due to their lack of innovative thinking.

Perhaps an audit of Canada Post’s top executive pay is due and the running of the Crown corporation to see if the public dollar is really spent wisely.

The paying public needs to push back against government institutes that think they can repeatedly go back to the trough for more cash with less service.

Does the rest of Canada agree?

 

Sandra Steffan

Just Posted

White Rock RCMP seeking information about Aug. 16 assault

Man in 60s was injured around same time Paul Prestbakmo was stabbed to death

New recovery house rules, increased funding aim to prevent overdose tragedy

Changes ‘speak to issues’ highlighted by death of South Surrey’s Zachary Plett

Police hope to speak with witnesses from fatal 2017 stabbing in Surrey

Wally Rogers was stabbed outside his home near 88th Avenue and 144th Street on July 8, 2017

Surrey RCMP say municipal force approval a ‘challenging time’ for detachment

Province green lit the plan, joint committee for transition to be established

Police watchdog seeking witnesses in officer-involved Surrey shooting

This is the fourth incident within a one-week period that IIO is investigating

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Cross-examination begins for B.C. dad accused of killing young daughters

Andrew Berry is charged in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey in 2017

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Memorial to deceased teen stays in place through Labour Day

Hundreds of tributes have been left at the Walnut Grove skate park

Wife charged in husband’s death in Sechelt

Karin Fischer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Max

Most Read