I have nothing against postal workers or unions in general, but going on strike during the midst of an economic recession is, in my opinion, completely insane.
Like many others I suspect, if Canada Post were to cease operations altogether, I wouldn’t miss their “service” in the least. After all, the only thing they deliver to my doorstep is junk mail and utility bills. The former I can quite happily live without and the latter could more easily be replaced by an e-mail notification from my utility providers.
If anything, this pointless strike should spur more small businesses and people in general to transition all of their vital transactions to e-commerce alternatives. There is no sensible reason in this day and age that pension cheques and even welfare payments can’t be done by means of automatic deposit.