December 13, 2013

End Canada Post's Mail Monopoly

Kate Heartfield, Ottawa Citizen

The Associated Press

The postage stamp, as we think of it today, was invented by the private sector. There is absolutely no reason why it shouldn’t return there. There is nothing sacred, or even particularly rational, about a Crown monopoly on letter mail. Other forms of communication are a mix of public and private — private trucks on public roads, for example. Yes, we might need a stripped-down version of Canada Post to do what the private sector can’t. But if Canada Post simply can’t afford to deliver the mail to households in urban areas, it should let someone else try.

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