A Canada Post employee delivers mail and parcels to residential homes. The federal Crown corporation plans to phase out home delivery within the next five years, replacing foot delivery with community mail boxes. CP/Nathan Denette.
We asked you to vote in our online poll to answer the question Do you support the end of door-to-door mail delivery in Canada? More than a thousand of you voted. And the result is an overwhelming No -- more than 83-percent say mail delivery is essential.
Close to 17 percent say Yes, go ahead and stop at home delivery -- who gets anything but junk mail these days.
We also got lots of mail on the mail ... well, electronically:
David Ferguson from Algoma Mills, Ontario had this to say:
"As one of the Canadian majority who has not had the benefit of home delivery in the 45 years since leaving home in suburbia, I personally look forward to the two kilometer round trip walk for the mail five days a week, through rain, snow or heat of summer... and yes, I am officially a senior now, although I still don't feel mentally over 20 something, and physically, well, 40 something."
And Wendy Paton of Kenora, Ontario added this to our inbox.
"I grew up in a town of about 3,000 people. Everyone picked up their mail at the central post office. It was a meeting place. Funeral notices were placed on the counter. Sure, there were inconveniences but we all had friends and they helped us out. The mail service has become so undependable and expensive, if this improves it, go for it."
Nick Vavel tweeted:
"Perspective please. Mail service is not gone, just need to walk a little further to a mailbox. I've been doing this for years."
And Kevin MacPhee sent this tweet:
"I will hand-write my response on paper, fold it and conceal it in a paper envelope...stamp it and mail it!"
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