Though, if one was to be fair, if they re-instated the community mailbox program it would be a least the right policy decision (though another blatant example of Liberal's promising anything to get elected).
Regarding the whole community mailbox program, I always thought the whole hoopla about it was overblown anyway.
Here are the facts:
- Every neighbourhood built post 1985 had community mailboxes. That is a lot of neighbourhoods.
- Canada Post services more area then any other postal service in the world
- The phase-out of door-to-door service affected less then a third of the addresses in Canada
- It costs 283 dollars per year to service each address door-to-door. This is versus 108 for a community mailbox.
- The amount of items mailed (not including parcels) has dropped by over a billion since 2006
- A Conference Board of Canada report suggested that Canada Post was on track to lose a billion dollars a year by 2020, with the switch over to community mailboxes projected more then half that yearly deficit
The Conservatives are supposed to be the ones against change, and yet here are the Liberals promising more of the same.