All mail letters in Europe are open to competition.
Canada Post is a dinosaur that has lived far too long. Only a monopoly protected by government can treat the public the way it does. The cost of stamps for a first class letter on January 11 went from 54 to 57 cents, for an increase in 5.5 percent over a year in which consumer prices rose only half that rate. Since 1971, when a stamp cost 7 cents, the cost of mailing a letter has jumped by 714 percent while general inflation was only 443 percent.