Canada Post has confirmed that it's likely you won't get packages delivered this Christmas. Announcing that they can't honour any of their regular delivery times this year. In a statement released by the company, Canada Post says that they have exhausted all their options to try to get striking workers back on the job and nothing has worked. Now, thousands of packages are just suspended in limbo and Christmas could potentially be ruined. It says it "is advising commercial customers and Canadians that mail and parcels in or entering its network will have long and unpredictable delays before being delivered." They go on to say that "this is likely to be the situation for the foreseeable future, meaning the next several weeks, including the peak holiday season and through January 2019."
They also say there are now severe backlogs at facilities in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal but the worst of all is in Toronto. Which has a huge impact across the country. They say they even tried big bonuses as an option to end the strike but so far nothing has worked.
It's not just your presents that won't make it but also Legal Cannabis purchases won't be arriving anytime soon either. This could of course benefit the brick an mortar stores this holiday season. They could see more foot traffic as long as they are able to keep their store shelves stocked.
Does this change how you'll be doing your Christmas shopping this year?