Re: [messengers] Journalist seeks help: Canada Post Act

Date: 18 Jun 2010 01:05:25 +0200
From: Paul Ford <rollingcookie@xxxxxxxxxxx>


It is hard to take people to court and win when you own private companies that charge rates illegal under your own act. 

Cookie

> Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:36:16 -0400
> From: marmaxcourier@xxxxxxxxx
> To: dublinmessenger@xxxxxxxxx
> CC: messengers@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [messengers] Journalist seeks help: Canada Post Act
> 
> The Canada Post Act, as far as I can tell, is set up to protect the profits
> of the Canada Post Corporation. It is rarely enforced and so courier
> companies can pretty much charge whatever they want without repercussion. In
> my opinion it's not even worth doing an article on. If you would like to
> talk to someone about why it is not enforced I suggest contacting someone
> from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. I've tried to but have not gotten
> any satisfactory answers.
> Marli
> 
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 4:44 AM, Mr. White <dublinmessenger@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> 
> > Looks like Joe Hendry has already written about this:
> >
> > http://www.messmedia.org/messville/CAN_POST.HTM
> >
> > On 17 June 2010 09:38, Jason <treebeard1722@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > It sort of sounds like the proposed US Employee Misclassification
> > > Prevention
> > > Act HR 3254.  More
> > > info<http://www.chicagocouriersunion.org/2010/06/this-is-important.html>
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 1:23 AM, Michael Dodd <mikeydodds@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > After skimming the Canada Post Act i got the impression that the Act
> > was
> > > > only created with the intention of protecting Canada post.
> > > >
> > > > (The legislation re: minimum charges exist to ensure people send their
> > > > packages by post instead of by courier)
> > > >
> > > > Although it is really boring catching lifts from floor to floor all day
> > > and
> > > > making dozens of deliveries to the same building (unless its a mail
> > > room.)
> > > >
> > > > Any canadians want to tell us about the act?
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 5:08 PM, Mr. White <dublinmessenger@xxxxxxxxx
> > > > >wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > The council received the message below this morning. If anyone from
> > > TOBMA
> > > > > or
> > > > > other 'appropriately knowledgable' people feel like responding, have
> > at
> > > > it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Cheers,
> > > > >
> > > > > Graham
> > > > >
> > > > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > > > From: Jeanie Keogh <jeaniekeogh@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > > > Date: 17 June 2010 06:53
> > > > > Subject: Canada Post Act
> > > > > To: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > > I want to speak with someone about their involvement with the Canada
> > > Post
> > > > > Act as it relates to bike messengers being employed as independent
> > > > > contractors instead of as employees for a story I am writing for a
> > > > > Vancouver
> > > > > newspaper. Can the appropriately knowledgeable person contact me at
> > > their
> > > > > earliest convenience my deadline is soon.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thank-you
> > > > >
> > > > > Jeanie Keogh
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