The Canadians are going to lose postal service delivery in towns and cities. This is an attack on the public and public unions. It is highly significant bellwether, indicating the malicious intent of Harper and his conservatives, because mail delivery to one's home is a very much taken for granted right and a sign of a civilized and useful public sector. It's a convenience that taxpayers expect and pay for. What kind of assets will Harper and friends sell off, as they reduce services?
With most of the wealth in Canada coming from extractive industries and creating hugely wealthy people with no social conscience, and large amounts of Canadian assets being sold off, ordinary Canadians are in danger of losing their social welfare benefits. Attacking the postal service sends a strong signal that other public goods will be eliminated or sold off. What's next? The schools, public libraries, the universities, universal Medicare, roads and bridges: there is so much to take away or sell off, and I don't know if Canadians can mount sufficient opposition to keep from having virtually every government service privatized and sold off to speculators. They are not as numerous or diverse as we are, and, aside from Quebec separatists, not really geared for fighting. Thus they could be seen as a soft target. This is really really bad news.