Yeh, I hear ya with the Canada Post thing...It`s cause the Canada is so big. Like in any type of transportation business in Canada. I can fly twice to Germany and back from Edmonton, for the same price as going one way to my Home town on the east coast. It has all to do with the number of people or parcels you can get on your place or in your truck to pay for gas and wages and such. If you have a trip that costs $100 and you have 2 parcels than the minimum the transport company could charge you without going out of business is $50 per parcel. You stick 48 more parcels on that truck and each pacel than only costs the transport company $2 per parcel.
As for Canada Post and the Austrailia thing; I guess that must mean we are Exporting much much more than we are using.
You push on your end, I`ll push on mine, and we`ll see if we can make Canada a bit narrower across the waist! LOL
Understanding is half the battle!