With the shipping delays and bottlenecks in logistics, which will explode at Canada Post, the government of Quebec is not closed to the idea of creating Jobs Québec.
“This would be a possibility,” said the minister of Economy on the sidelines of an announcement on the Blue Basket. Pierre Fitzgibbon sees it as an “alternative” among those who will be investigated by Quebec.
“Between Canada Post and Positions in Quebec, there are several players in the ecosystem in quebec that I know of in the transport […] and I hope that we will mobilize these people to help us,” said Mr. Fitzgibbon.
The government has launched, Tuesday, the eight working groups on the retail trade. One of them will focus specifically on the issue of transport and delivery.
This group will be led by Catryn Picard, president and chief executive officer of Nationex, a business of shipping packages. A report will shed light on the best ways to help the merchants of quebec to deliver their goods to customers.
The pandemic has highlighted the logistical difficulties of major at Canada Post. The delivery delays currently affect nearly 40% of the packages shipped, according to the firm Buster Fetcher. In mid-march, before the crisis, 7,28% of shipments were delivered late.
The failures are also affecting the service Purolator, owned by Canada Post. Nearly 30% of the packages arrive with a delay with this company.
To date, 250 trailers full to the brim are stationed in the sorting centre at Canada Post in Montreal. While the government is open to create a Post Quebec, several business organizations are pushing for change to better compete with the giants of the web such as Amazon.