Re: Damn you Canada post!
Not a canadian but it looks pretty brutal. the lockout is deemed irresponsible (and it is) because they're forcing paychecks and everything else to sit there. What if medication was being shipped? From the articles I read I doubt they're going to let it get shipped back, if it was insured maybe there's clause for a claim. Best of luck.
Order a second cymbal UPS and tell them your checks in the mail ;)