Volume 38#18

December 31 – January 13, 2014

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Home delivery out, postal rates up at Canada Post

On Dec. 11, Canada Post unveiled its “Five Point Plan,” aimed at returning the corporation to profitability, with changes taking effect in the new year. Highlights of the plan include the cancellation of home delivery in favour of community mailboxes, more franchise outlets, fewer sorting plants, fewer employees, and changes to the pension plan. Continue reading →

Features
British postal system took root nearly a millennium ago
Page 22

Regulars
CSN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 19
Show and Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 23
Editorial
Canada Post shows Orwellian tendencies

Apparently, in every area, Canadians overwhelmingly support Canada Post. Everyone likes the idea of replacing home delivery with community mailboxes. Even senior citizens, who often dread winter walks in icy weather, welcome a way to get out of the house. In fact, one Canadian was quoted as saying door-to-door delivery is unreasonable in this day and age, despite the fact that home delivery six days a week is the norm in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and France.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Stamping Grounds
Posters once advertised Canada's stamps- few and far between
Page 6
Focus On Collecting
Subject of Parliament parlayed into stamp releases
Page 8

First-Day Covers
The mid-'50s wildlife series inspired by Jack Miner's work
Page 9
Off The Beaten Track
Resolved: The best new year's wishes for you
Page 10

Looking Back
Varieties draw collectors to caricature definitives
Page 14
Stampnet
Site offers high-tech tools to make collecting easy
Page 16

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Page 18
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