Canada Post outlet shutting down

By Paul MayneCanada Post outlet shutting down
December 18, 2012

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With declining revenue and more online OSAP (Ontario Student Assistance Program) options for students, the Canada Post outlet in the lower level of the University Community Centre (UCC) will be shutting down, effective May 31, 2013.

The main function of the post office has been to serve students with the ability to mail in OSAP applications throughout the school year. Recently, the OSAP program has moved the bulk of the application process online, greatly diminishing the need for a Canada Post outlet on campus.

“The USC (University Students’ Council) is currently on the tail end of a five-year contract with Canada Post and will not be renewing it,” said Tony Ayala, USC finance vice-president. “If we were to renew the contract, the space would require a mandatory $60,000 capital upgrade. Given the current market situation, we can’t justify sustaining the losses on top of the additional costs to students.”























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