New lows for Canada Post

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I have just used the Canada Post website, as I do daily, to get postal codes.

There is now a message saying that the post office going to charge to look up a postal code, over a certain daily quota, in January!

Canada Post has now stooped to what is virtually extortion.

It created the postal codes, then it decided to cut costs and provide them online for the benefit of us, your customers.

Now it has the audacity to charge us to access the information.

Shame on you! What on Earth is Canada Post trying to do to Canadians? It’s a total disgrace!

Dave Rudofsky

St. John’s

Organizations: Canada Post

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  • Ken & Linda Bradey
    March 11, 2014 - 19:51

    I've just spent over 1/2 hour trying to find a postal code for a Red Deer address! Still NO luck even through many search engines! I thought that Canada Post should be the easiest.

  • david
    December 30, 2013 - 17:03

    Blame decades of greedy unions extorting gutless politicians....a little tax money incineration sub-system.

  • Cashin Delaney
    December 29, 2013 - 14:08

    Think Positive! Shame on Who? What is the quota? In January 2014 the number of free lookups that can be performed each day will be limited to 50 per user, per day. Most people should be fine with this, and most libertarian-minded people will find a 'workaround' (lateral, as opposed to purely positive, thinking) and not get mired in the disgrace of it all. The public gets a rate hike on transportation, the business class get a hike on information. It is all Canada Posts fault......... Canada Post wrecked Canada.......

    • An Internet User
      January 13, 2014 - 15:46

      Regardless of it being reasonable for "most" users... it's still pretty disappointing that they would even consider charging for this. I imagine that they would refuse to mail an envelope without the correct postal code... why then should they be allowed to charge to look it up? The codes are for mail sorting... they are not part of the address itself.

  • Rob
    December 28, 2013 - 09:55

    There's always Google!

    • Edna
      December 28, 2013 - 14:49

      Since when is all the information on google reliable? I've never understood how anyone can believe that just because something is on the internet, it must be the gospel truth.