In 1753, Franklin opened the first post office in Canada, in Halifax, to link the Atlantic colonies with Britain. Prior to 1753, Franklin had been postmaster of Philadelphia, before being promoted to joint deputy postmaster general for the British colonies. But eventually, Franklin’s involvement with the growing revolt against the British Empire made it necessary for him to leave his post. Continue reading →
Like a once-great family now selling off family treasures to keep the wolf from the door, Canada Post will soon run out of real estate to unload. There are other post offices being closed, and a few million more to be made during the process, but I doubt that even this will be enough for Canada Post to end the year in the black, and before long there won’t be much left to sell. It would seem that the only options remain reductions in service, reductions in home delivery, more souvenir and collectible products, and increased rates.
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