You may remember early in the last federal election campaign the NDP, who despite leading in the polls at that time, made the out dated promise to bring back door to door mail delivery despite declining demand.
Justin Trudeau, whose party was third at the time, matched the bet never thinking they would have to pay up.
Fast forward post-election to study’s showing Canada Post can’t sustain itself under the current model.
That didn’t stop a Liberal dominated House of Commons committee from recommending Canada Post reinstate door to door delivery in those places that lost it in the last year, as well as freeze further installation of community mailboxes.
If that isn’t the stupidest thing I have heard, I’m not sure what is.
What is the sense in spending money to reverse a decision that is inevitable?
Why would you pay to reinstate home mail delivery to some, but not all? Either it works or it doesn’t.
The committees also talks about expanding CP’s mandate to provide email services for a Canadian social network.
The unions are paying people to do jobs that have been made irrelevant through technology, and now they want to compete with the likes of Google?
How long can we prop up an industry (home mail delivery) that has become obsolete?
CP must modernize for its, and its remaining employees, survival.
Every year my cousin has a family gathering that brings us all together at Christmas.
A game is always on in the background that gets some cheering when a goal is scored.
Instead of hockey, this year it was Toronto FC and Seattle playing for the MLS championship.
By the end, all were gathered around the big screen cheering on the home team.
It’s been fun to watch the team’s success and how it has captured an audience.
I know very little about the beautiful game which I’m sure I will demonstrate to you now.
But don’t you find it odd that after 120 minutes of scoreless play (give or take the extra minutes the ref decides to add on, at his discretion, for those who take a dive) the game can end 5-4 in a shootout?
There is rarely that much scoring in a week of games, let alone in the dying moments.
But then again some don’t understand why as a NASCAR fan I enjoy speeding down a straightaway only having to turn left at the end and come back.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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Are we having a flashback to the U.S. presidential election campaign or perhaps the Trump victory tour afterwards?
No, how about a rally on the steps of the Alberta legislature where former immigration minister and federal Conservative candidate Chris Alexander was speaking.
When riling up the crowd over NDP premier Rachel Notley’s planned carbon tax, the crowd started chanting, “lock her up” Trump style.
Alexander did nothing to stop the chanting which has drawn scorn from his own party and as well as the official opposition.
Not surprisingly most are shaming him for his actions, reminding all you can’t lock someone up because you don’t like their policy, that’s democracy and what your vote is for.
I don’t support this action, it only undermines the credibility of any group.
But in throwing another conservative under the bus and ignoring the root causes of this growing pubic disdain, are we not repeating the same mistake Americans made last month that paved the way for Trumps rise to the White House?
This isn’t about race, religion, left or right.
This is about the silence majority middle class who are fed up with the status quo that continually ignores them.
Policians better take note, or fear the results we have seen in the U.K. and U.S.A.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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