Canada Post employees began strike action in Winnipeg a week ago, and since then the strike has rotated to cities throughout Canada, including Victoria and Vernon, BC. The strike will continue until a collective agreement is negotiated.
Here are a few tips on how to manage if your practice is affected:
- The BC Human Rights Tribunal will accept fax and email correspondence
- The BC Family Maintenance Enforcement Program encourages the use of online banking for payments
- BC Registry Agents will be operational via courier services
- The Federal Court of Canada encourages alternate means of service, whether paper or electronic
- The Supreme Court of Canada lists info for document filing, judgments, and the SCC Bulletin of Proceedings
- And of course, Dye & Durham’s eTray is 100% electronic, so it will not be affected by the strike
On a related note, the HST referendum may be delayed if the strike continues. Three million ballots are set to be mailed mid-June, but the acting Chief Electoral Officer has the power to extend the dates if necessary.