Maclean's; Apr2019, p36-42, 4p, 3 Color Photographs, 2 Graphs
DRUG traffic, FENTANYL, DARKNETS (File sharing), ELECTRONIC commerce, SEARCHES & seizures (Law), and POSTAL service -- Law & legislation
The article reports on the use of the Canadian mail service for the trafficking of drugs. It mentions the shipping of fentanyl bought on the dark net, the legislation regarding the inability to search shipments sent through Canada Post, and how this hobbles law enforcement efforts in stopping the drug trade.
POSTAL service, EMAIL, DELIVERY of goods, SHIPMENT of goods, AIR mail service, and ECONOMICS
The article focuses on the postal service within Canada in 2015. Topics include how electronic mail (e-mail) has impacted mail delivery services in Canada, the Canadian Postal Service's plans to terminate mail delivery to five million Canadians in 2015, and the creation of community mailboxes for delivery.
BANKING industry -- Regional disparities, POSTAL service, and ECONOMICS
The article offers suggestions for reintroduction of postal offices in Canada for offering postal banking services due to failure of the Canada Post Five-point Action Plan (2013), demand of banking facilities in villages and need of improvement in federal services.
POSTAL service, GOVERNMENT policy, and PRIVATIZATION
The article presents information on the Canadian Post Corporation. It focuses on a recommendation by the Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development that the Canadian postal service be privatized, and the lack of interest which the Canadian government has shown in doing so. The extent to which rural Canadian mail delivery is subsidized by revenue from urban delivery and parcel service is also addressed.
Reports on the plans of Canada Post Corp. to upgrade and automate its operations. Introduction of an array of online services; Electronic Post Office that will deliver various financial services; Efforts to acquire direct-mail clients; Prediction that revenue from letter mail will decline through 2005; Financial performance in 1998.
Maclean's. 6/27/2011, Vol. 124 Issue 24, p13-13. 1p. 1 Color Photograph, 1 Black and White Photograph.
POSTAL service, MONOPOLIES, CANADA -- Economic conditions -- 1991-, LAW & legislation, and LETTERS
The article explores the legal status of the Canada Post mail service and changes to mail delivery in Canada. Topics discussed include the impact of electronic communication such as email on letter deliveries, the rising price of stamps, and private competitors. It is suggested that the Canada Post is a monopoly and changing economic circumstances should allow for more competition.
POSTAL workers -- Labor unions, POSTAL service, and STRIKES & lockouts
Considers the pressure in Canada to end the postal strike. The shutting down of postal services from coast to coast just before the Christmas season; The bogged-down negotiations between Canada Post and Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW); The new contract and demands of CUPW chief negotiator Philippe Arbour; The major issues; The economic impact of the strike.
POSTAL service, POSTAL workers -- Salaries, etc., LABOR costs, CORPORATE profits, PRICE increases, and RECESSIONS
The article discusses Canada Post Corporation. On January 12, 2009 the cost of sending a letter across Canada increased by two pennies, the author states. Other topics include increased company profits, Canada Post employees that earn 16.9 percent more than comparable private sector employees, and imposing price increases during a recession.
STRIKES & lockouts, POSTAL service, and POSTAL workers -- Labor unions
Discusses the Canadian postal strike. The showdown between Canada Post Corp. and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) over job security; Internal problems in Canada Post; Negotiations; Profile of Canada Post Corp. President Donald Lander; Mail service in other countries; Possible closure of small-town post offices. INSET: Behind the revolt in Montreal..
The article focuses on the community mailbox in place of delivering door-to-door mail in rural areas by Canada Post, the Canadian postal service. The company has instituted this plan in an effort to address mail drivers' concerns about unsafe conditions on rural roads. The opinion of Deborah Bourque, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, is given regarding this issue.
Discusses efforts to save postal service in Mabou, Nova Scotia. Mabou resident Thomas Kent, a former senior advisor to Primer Minister Lester Pearson, is leading the crusade. Negotiations with Canada Post; Possible solution.
Reports on the end of the postal strike in Canada. The estimating by businesses of the losses caused by the fifteen-day strike; The inability to come to settlement with the Canadian Union Postal Workers; The resorting to force by the legislature; The wage settlement that irked the union officers; Comments from both sides on the effects of the strike.
RETAIL industry, ELECTRONIC commerce, CONSUMERS, POSTAL service, and DELIVERY of goods
The article focuses on online retailers and the 'last mile problem,' which describes the quick and efficient delivery of goods to the consumer. Topics include the mail delivery service Canada Post Corp.'s plans to end door-to-door delivery, the use of community mailboxes for delivery, and online retailers' 'site-to-store' delivery plan where purchasers can pick up shipped items from a brick and mortar store.