Privatize Canada Post


Open Postal Service to Competition and Privatize Canada Post

It is time to consider liberalizing the postal market as well as privatizing Canada Post.

Canadians have long benefited from the competition existing in the market for parcels and letters over 500 g. There are simply no reasons to protect Canada Post's monopoly for letters weighing less than 500 g, whose volume continues to decrease year by year, by 6% last year only.

The choice is clear between the two models. Monopolies have less incentives to reduce costs and improve services. Postal services should operate in a competitive environment, just like any other sector of the economy. Opening to competition and privatization are the keys to reducing costs and ensuring that Canadians are never again denied services when there is a labour dispute at the Crown Corporation.