How Ottawa Can Deliver a Reformed Canada Post

7 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2013 Last revised: 17 Aug 2013

Date Written: August 8, 2013


The federal government should progressively allow new entrants to bid for some of the mail services currently provided by Canada Post, says a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “How Ottawa Can Deliver a Reformed Canada Post,” author Benjamin Dachis, Senior Policy Analyst at the Institute, notes that Canada Post, a Crown corporation, is facing a future of large financial losses due to declining mail delivery volumes, costly universal service commitments, and mounting pension obligations. Putting more of their services to tender would be a strategy to mitigate such losses.

Keywords: Governance and Public Institutions, Canada Post, Transport

JEL Classification: L87, L33, L24, J51

Suggested Citation

Dachis, Benjamin, How Ottawa Can Deliver a Reformed Canada Post (August 8, 2013). C.D. Howe Institute e-Brief No. 162, Available at SSRN: or

Benjamin Dachis (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8

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