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Home Delivery

Just as Netflix has taken over for video rental stores, there's no stopping the inevitable dominance of home delivery over conventional retail. Even those in the ruralest (not actually a word) of rural areas have been invited to the party, courtesy of expanded courier routes and burgeoning drone delivery technology.
I was surprised to receive an envelope in the mail from Canada Post informing me that our neighborhood would be converting to so-called community mailboxes next year. Having read the odd news item about their latest plan, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised but maybe I was simply in denial. Maybe I couldn't believe that Canada Post would do something this outrageous and arbitrary.
On Wednesday, Canada Post confirmed what most of us already know: that door-to-door mail delivery is outdated, expensive, and unsustainable. In fact, I believe the federal government should have used the June 2011 strike to privatize the Crown Corporation, completely severing it from the federal government's books.