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Canada to Phase Out Home Postal Delivery

December 12, 2013
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Canada's postal service said Wednesday it will phase out home delivery in urban centers within the next five years, facing continued financial losses as Canadians send less mail and go online instead. Canada Post, a government corporation, said it will replace foot delivery with community mail boxes. About a third of Canadian homes still receive mail to their doors. A Conference Board of Canada study estimated savings of $542 million ($576 million Canadian) a year by eliminating door-to-door delivery to urban homes. It also plans to eliminate 6,000 to 8,000 jobs during the next five years, mainly through attrition....


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