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Feds Finalize Canada Post Stamp Prices, with Increases Set for Jan. 14

Feds Finalize Canada Post Stamp Prices, with Increases Set for Jan. 14

By The Canadian Press

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Canada Post employee Shelly Paul delivers the mail in snowy Water Valley, Alta., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

OTTAWA – Unless you really hurry, sending a letter to Santa for next Christmas will cost you a nickel more.

Starting Jan. 14, Canada Post says the cost for an individual stamp on a letter sent within Canada will be $1.05, instead of a loonie. Other increases for mail within the country range between a dime and 35 cents depending on the size of the letter.

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Canada Post Declares Its Operations Back to Normal Just Days Before Christmas

Canada Post Declares Its Operations Back to Normal Just Days Before Christmas

By The Canadian Press

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The Canada Post logo is seen on the outside the company’s Pacific Processing Centre, in Richmond, B.C., on June 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – Canada Post says its operations are back to normal across the country, less than four weeks after its striking employees were forced back to work by federal legislation.

The Crown corporation says it is restoring its delivery service guarantees across the country, now that its Vancouver operations have caught up on a backlog of parcels that it said had built up at its main western sorting plant.

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Post Office Restores Normal Delivery Times as Mediated Talks Fail

Post Office Restores Normal Delivery Times as Mediated Talks Fail

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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The Canada Post logo is seen on the outside the company’s Pacific Processing Centre, in Richmond, B.C., on June 1, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA – The restoration of delivery service guarantees by Canada Post — three weeks after striking postal workers were forced back to work — proves the shipment backlogs Ottawa used to justify legislating an end to rotating walkouts were “fiction,” says the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.

The Crown agency announced Tuesday it had caught up on most parcel delivery backlogs that had been created by the sporadic labour disruptions that began Oct. 22.

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Canada Post Backlog, Greyhound Exit Creating Headaches Ahead of the Holidays

Canada Post Backlog, Greyhound Exit Creating Headaches Ahead of the Holidays

By Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press

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Custom Woollen Mills manager Maddy Purves-Smith, who is struggling with shipping options during the company’s busiest time of year, packages an order at the facility near Carstairs, Alta., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Jennifer Critch hopes to spend Christmas morning watching her two young daughters play with a brand new train table.

But the southwestern Ontario mom is getting anxious the toy won’t be delivered in time by Canada Post, which says it is trying to clear an unprecedented backlog following a weeks-long labour disruption.

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Canada Post Considering ‘Legal Options’ Amid Protests at Sorting Facilities

Canada Post Considering ‘Legal Options’ Amid Protests at Sorting Facilities

By The Canadian Press

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A fireman works to extinguish a burning barrel at Canada Posts’ Gateway Postal Facility, after union groups and activists blocked truck traffic to and from the facility in support of Canada Post workers who were recently legislated back to work by the federal government, in Mississauga, Ont., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Canada Post says protesters blocking mail from flowing in and out of one of the country’s busiest postal hubs are violating a court order, and the Crown corporation is “considering all available legal options.”

The protesters rallying outside the facility in Mississauga, Ont., are largely members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, acting in solidarity with postal workers who were legislated back to work last week.

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Unions Block Trucks at Canada Post Depot in B.C. to Protest Back-to-Work Bill

Unions Block Trucks at Canada Post Depot in B.C. to Protest Back-to-Work Bill

By The Canadian Press

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Idle Canada Post trucks sit in the parking lot of the Saint-Laurent sorting facility in Montreal as rotating strikes hit the area on Thursday, November 15, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – Canada Post employees have been legislated back to work after more than five weeks of rotating strikes, but that isn’t stopping their brethren from picking up picket signs to support them — and once again slowing the mail in the process.

Just after the federal government passed a law this week forcing an end to strikes by Canadian Union of Postal Workers members, the union warned that other unions could act out in response.

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Senate to Debate Legislation That Would Order Postal Workers Back to Work

Senate to Debate Legislation That Would Order Postal Workers Back to Work

By The Canadian Press

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Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members stand on picket line along Almon St., in front of the Canada Post regional sorting headquarters in Halifax on Monday, Oct.22, 2018 after a call for a series of rotating 24-hour strikes. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ted Pritchard)

OTTAWA – The Senate is holding a rare Saturday sitting to debate legislation that would order postal workers back to work.

The bill passed the House of Commons during a special session early Saturday morning by a vote of 166 to 43.

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‘We Will Fight’ in Court If Back-to-Work Legislation Passes, Postal Union Warns

‘We Will Fight’ in Court If Back-to-Work Legislation Passes, Postal Union Warns

By Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press

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A Canada Post employee drives a mail truck through downtown Halifax on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

OTTAWA – The Trudeau government introduced legislation Thursday that could see striking Canada Post employees forced back to work, but said it would hold off debating the bill to give a special mediator time to settle the labour dispute.

Critics complained the move undermined the collective-bargaining process just one day after mediator Morton Mitchnick resumed efforts to break the impasse between the Crown corporation and its 50,000 employees.

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