Drones for Canada Post mail delivery worth exploring, expert says

Australia has already started trials on using drones to deliver packages

Australia Post is testing drones as a method for delivering parcels. One Canadian expert says it's an idea Canada Post should also look into.

Australia Post is testing drones as a method for delivering parcels. One Canadian expert says it’s an idea Canada Post should also look into. (Australia Post/Twitter)

Canada’s minister for public services has promised an independent review of Canada Post that “will consider all viable options and provide Canadians with an opportunity to have a say in the decisions about Canada Post’s future.”

Public Services Minister Judy Foote wouldn’t commit to a return to door-to-door delivery during her March appearance before the Government Operations Committee.

Which means she certainly didn’t discuss the idea for postal delivery currently being explored in Australia — drones.

As reported by Australia’s public broadcaster, Australia Post is testing drones to deliver mail. In a statement, the postal service said it plans to begin customer trials later this year.

In a video demonstration, a remote-controlled quad-copter is seen using a cable to lower a package to the ground.

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