The 180 | Jun 6, 2013 | 10:18

Is it time to privatize Canada Post?

The Royal Mail in the United Kingdom is being privatized. Jim Brown speaks to the former CEO of Canada Post who says that it's time we follow the U.K.'s lead, and sell off what we can of our mail system.

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