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Royal Mail shares have rocketed since their recent IPO.
Royal Mail shares have rocketed since their recent IPO.
(Luke MacGregor/REUTERS)

IPO would help Canada Post unlock value

As Canada Post inches closer to privatization, it hardly looks like a compelling investment. But at its core is a viable enterprise predicated on the transition from traditional mail to e-commerce.

An initial public offering may be just the thing to unlock that value. And given the returns these kinds of investments are capable of generating, the idea of a Canada Post IPO should get Canadian investors excited.