Canada Post & Premier Campbell

My son Garnet’s grade 3 class was doing a civics exercise this week. They each wrote a letter to BC Premier Gordon Campbell.

Garnet’s teacher told him that since the letter was going to the Premier, he didn’t need to put any postage on the envelope.

Canada Post disagrees.

garnet letter to premier

I’ve always known that you can send letters free of charge to federal politicians. I don’t recall hearing whether you can do the same with provincial politicians – but apparently not.

Garnet’s bummed. And who can blame him. I mean, look at the care he took addressing the letter.

His lesson in civics now includes that there is a world of difference between provincial politicans and the feds.