ALDRICH: Canada Publish had one job, they usually did not do it


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If Premier Brian Pallister is the Grinch then Canada Publish is the incompetent Santa’s workshop that’s going to go away many with out long-ago ordered presents underneath the tree.

The extent of incompetence right here is huge.

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I’m not speaking in regards to the letter carriers or the mail sorters on the bottom ground who’ve been working their butts off for months — our postie in Glenelm has been notably courteous.

Apparently, although, the response to the pandemic from the massive heads on the prime of the Posts’ meals chain was to shrug their shoulders and say there’s nothing they may do.

A Canada Publish spokesperson tried to shift the blame to the patron.

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“Vacation parcel volumes began a minimum of per week earlier this yr than regular and have continued your entire season. That’s why we began encouraging Canadians in early October to begin buying and delivery early,” Valérie Chartrand instructed CBC Manitoba this week.

Actually? How many individuals truly do their Christmas buying in early October, particularly when shoppers — lots of whom have confronted a lack of work or diminished hours or pay — are ready for Black Friday gross sales and unable to buy in-store?

Apparently, the one individuals who didn’t learn the tea leaves on the buying season are those that are largely in command of delivering presents to the lots.

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In my family, every thing we have now relied on supply from a non-Canada Publish company has arrived. Something that hasn’t arrived has been on account of Canada Publish’s planning incompetence, together with birthday presents ordered in November for an early December date, which we have now been instructed will not be trackable previous Dec. 29 for some unknown purpose.

This isn’t simply me venting — there are a whole bunch of 1000’s throughout the nation who’re in an identical spot.

Their customer support is lower than ineffective. Even their Twitter account devoted to serving to these questioning about their lacking parcels has given up the ghost.

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“We’re working exhausting to ship the vacations whereas placing security first, however it’s possible you’ll expertise delays. Please proceed to trace your objects. Our name centre & social media group haven’t any additional information; wait occasions ought to be anticipated. Thanks to your persistence & kindness,” a submit stated final week.