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Rerouting the Mail: Why Canada Post is Due for Reform

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  • Edward M. Iacobucci

    (University of Toronto)

  • Michael J. Trebilcock

    (University of Toronto)

  • Tracey D. Epps

    (University of Otago)

Abstract

Privatizing Canada Post would improve its governance, and introducing competition would provide economic discipline that does not at present exist, without imperiling universal service. Compensation for existing postal workers affected by reform would ease the transition.

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  • Edward M. Iacobucci & Michael J. Trebilcock & Tracey D. Epps, 2007. "Rerouting the Mail: Why Canada Post is Due for Reform," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 243, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:243
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    Keywords

    postal services; privatization;

    JEL classification:

    • L33 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Comparison of Public and Private Enterprise and Nonprofit Institutions; Privatization; Contracting Out
    • L38 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise - - - Public Policy
    • L87 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Postal and Delivery Services

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