Description: During the election campaign Justin Trudeau promised to suspend the previous government’s initiative to end home delivery of mail. And, in anticipation of the new government taking office, Canada Post has interrupted its plans to make scheduled cuts to the home delivery service. While this move may be politically popular, a analysis of the cost figures indicates that Canada Post is going to have to seek up to $500 million in additional funds from elsewhere.
Date: October 27, 2015
1) What is your opinion on the cancellation of door-to-door mail delivery?
2) According to the article, the volume of paper mail has been dropping rapidly. What can an organization like Canada Post do to ensure its survival in the face of these pressures?
3) The article contains a chart showing the costs of various mail delivery methods. Canada Post data is the source of these costs. If you were asked to verify the costing information, what might be some of the information you would ask for?