“It’s a different world. We’re seeing the greatest transformation of postal service since Victorian times,” said the Minister in charge of Canada Post in this article.

The article also says that letter mail in Canada has declined 20 per cent for every address in the country over the past five years. What you used to do by snail mail, you now do by e-mail. Your life is now increasingly lived online and the absence of letter mail is one small indicator of that.