By John Hanrahan
1) The majority of Canadians are against the cuts
According to the latest Angus Reid poll, 58% of Canadians are against the cuts. Need we say more? Does anyone remember when politicians and CEO’s used to at least pretend that this country was actually a democracy?
2) The cuts will force Canadians to pay more and receive less
Canada post is proposing a business plan that forces us to accept much poorer service and to pay significantly more for the privilege.
3) Canada post makes a profit
The post office made a profit of $127 million in 2012. Let me say that again: a profit of $127 million in 2012. In fact, Canada Post has failed to make an annual profit only once in the past eighteen years. That’s a far better profit record than most of the largest, private sector corporations in the world. Financial emergency? Yeah right. Tell us another one.
4) The cuts will cost the economy 8,000 good jobs
Does anyone really think the Conservatives are going to create 8,000 good jobs to replace the economic loss of good job opportunities for Canadians? No way. The cuts will mean fewer and poorer job opportunities for Canadians and promote greater income inequality and the shrinking of our middle class.
5) Canada Post management has no respect for Canadians
After his comments that seniors would enjoy the exercise of walking to get their mail, the CEO of Canada Post has shown us all that he is not responsible enough to manage the words that come out of his own mouth. Do we really want to pay him a half million a year to manage one of our countries most valuable assets? Common sense tells us probably not.