Exclusive Privilege of Corporation
Marginal note:Exclusive privilege
14. (1) Subject to section 15, the Corporation has the sole and exclusive privilege of collecting, transmitting and delivering letters to the addressee thereof within Canada.
Marginal note:Other mail
(2) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as requiring any person to transmit by post any newspaper, magazine, book, catalogue or goods.
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 14.
15. (1) The exclusive privilege referred to in subsection 14(1) does not apply to
(a) letters carried incidentally and delivered to the addressee thereof by a friend of the sender or addressee;
(b) commissions, affidavits, writs, processes or proceedings issued by a court of justice;
(c) letters lawfully brought into Canada and forthwith posted thereafter;
(d) letters concerning goods for delivery therewith, carried by a common carrier without pay, reward, advantage or profit for so doing;
(e) letters of an urgent nature that are transmitted by a messenger for a fee at least equal to an amount that is three times the regular rate of postage payable for delivery in Canada of similarly addressed letters weighing fifty grams;
(f) letters of any merchant or owner of a cargo vessel or the cargo therein that are carried by such vessel or by any employee of such merchant or owner and delivered to the addressee thereof without pay, reward, advantage or profit for so doing;
(g) letters concerning the affairs of an organization that are transmitted between offices of that organization by an employee thereof;
(h) letters in the course of transmission by any electronic or optical means; and
(i) letters transmitted by any naval, army or air forces of any foreign country that are in Canada with the consent of the Government of Canada.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) shall be construed as authorizing any person to collect or receive any letters for the purpose of transmitting or delivering them as described in that subsection.
Marginal note:Letters to foreign addressees
(3) The exclusive privilege referred to in subsection 14(1) does not apply to letters intended for delivery to an addressee outside Canada.
- R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 15;
- 2010, c. 12, s. 1885.
Marginal note:Powers of Corporation
16. (1) In carrying out its objects and duties under this Act, the Corporation has the capacity, and subject to this Act, the rights, powers and privileges of a natural person.
(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the Corporation may acquire, hold, lease, sell or dispose of any real or personal property.
- 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 16;
- 1984, c. 31, s. 14.
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