Canada Post president and CEO Deepak Chopra is a board member of the organization that highlighted the financial plight facing the Crown corporation and suggested eliminating door-to-door delivery as a way for it to save money.
In announcing Wednesday a five-point restructuring plan that includes ending door-to-door residential mail delivery in urban areas, Canada Post repeatedly pointed to a Conference Board of Canada report released last spring that documented challenges facing the postal service. That same report included options such as eliminating door-to-door service for urban residential households and increasing postal prices as ways to cut costs and improve the bottom line — options the Crown corporation has now adopted.
And Chopra, of course, sits on the CBoC board.
Oh, and now there’s a petition to Canada Post calling for a halt to the job and service cuts and an investigation into Chopra’s apparent conflict of interest.
(I had a Twitter source for this, but in the time it took me to write it, she’d deleted the tweet.)