Snow­bird cau­tion

Sentinel-Review (Woodstock) - - OPINION -

This is a warn­ing to those go­ing south for the win­ter. I’d to learn the hard way.

If you’re hav­ing your mail for­warded by Canada Post to your win­ter ad­dress, take heed. Canada Post won’t for­ward fed­eral or provin­cial gov­ern­ment mail; they’ll re­turn the mail to sender. Nowhere do they men­tion this in the form you com­plete to for­ward your mail or in the email con­fir­ma­tion or on the Canada Post web­site. Nor did the postal clerk tell me.

Ser­vice Canada sent me a let­ter and since it was re­turned “ad­dress un­known,” Ser­vice Canada froze my CPP and OAS. Now I’ve con­firmed my ad­dress, the agent tells me he’s made the re­quest to re­in­state both pen­sions, how­ever, it’ll take up to 90 days be­fore I get my pen­sions.

Canada Post has re­fused to re­bate part of or all of the $176.43 I had paid to have my mail for­warded. R. Park Lon­don

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