Canada Post Corporation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-10)

Act current to 2019-06-20 and last amended on 2017-09-21. Previous Versions

PART ICanada Post Corporation (continued)

Financial (continued)

Marginal note:Issue or transfer of shares to employees

  •  (1) The Minister, the Corporation and any subsidiary of the Corporation are authorized to issue or transfer to, and to purchase from, directly or indirectly, employees of the Corporation non-voting shares of the Corporation in accordance with such plan as the Board may, with the approval of the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister, the Minister of Finance and the Treasury Board, establish by by-law.

  • Marginal note:Consideration

    (2) Notwithstanding subsections 25(3) and (4) of the Canada Business Corporations Act, a by-law establishing a plan referred to in subsection (1) may authorize the issue of the shares for no consideration or for such consideration as the by-law may prescribe.

  • 1993, c. 17, s. 2
  • 1994, c. 24, s. 34(F)

Marginal note:Dividends

 Subject to section 42 of the Canada Business Corporations Act and sections 130.1 and 130.2 of the Financial Administration Act, the Corporation shall declare and pay a dividend on the issued and outstanding shares of the Corporation in such form and amount as the Board may determine in accordance with the rights, privileges, restrictions and conditions attaching to the shares.

  • 1993, c. 17, s. 2
  • 1994, c. 24, s. 34(F)

Marginal note:Borrowing power

 The Corporation may

  • (a) borrow money on the credit of the Corporation; and

  • (b) issue or reissue, sell or pledge debt obligations, secured or unsecured, of the Corporation.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 28
  • 1984, c. 31, s. 14

Marginal note:Government assistance

 The Minister of Finance, on the application of the Corporation approved by the Minister, may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, lend money to the Corporation from the Consolidated Revenue Fund on such terms and conditions as are approved by the Governor in Council.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 28

Marginal note:Limitation

 The aggregate amount outstanding of the principal of loans made to the Corporation under section 29 shall not exceed five hundred million dollars.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 28

Marginal note:Moneys at disposal of Corporation

 Where at any time the available revenues of the Corporation are not sufficient to pay all the operating and income charges of the Corporation as and when due, the Minister of Finance, on the application of the Corporation approved by the Minister, may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, place at the disposal of the Corporation such amounts as may be required to enable the Corporation to meet all such charges.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 29

Marginal note:Reimbursement

  •  (1) All amounts placed at the disposal of the Corporation pursuant to section 31 shall be reimbursed to the Minister of Finance from the annual revenues of the Corporation in so far as such revenues are sufficient.

  • Marginal note:Deficit appropriation item

    (2) Where the annual revenues of the Corporation are insufficient for the purposes of subsection (1), the Minister shall cause the amount of the insufficiency to be included, in the form of a deficit appropriation item, in the next estimates laid before Parliament thereafter.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 29

 [Repealed, 2005, c. 30, s. 44]

Marginal note:Financial year

 Unless the Governor in Council otherwise directs, the financial year of the Corporation is the period beginning on April 1 in one year and ending on March 31 in the following year.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 32
  • 1984, c. 31, s. 14

PART IIGeneral Postal Matters

Government Mail

Marginal note:Governor General

  •  (1) Subject to regulations made pursuant to section 36, mail to or from the Governor General is free of postage.

  • Marginal note:Parliament

    (2) Subject to subsection (3), mail to or from

    • (a) the Speaker or Clerk of the Senate or House of Commons,

    • (b) a member of the Senate or House of Commons,

    • (c) the Parliamentary Librarian or the Associate Parliamentary Librarian,

    • (d) the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner or Senate Ethics Officer,

    • (e) the Director of the Parliamentary Protective Service, or

    • (f) the Parliamentary Budget Officer

    is free of postage.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) Subject to regulations made pursuant to section 36, in any calendar year a member of the House of Commons may transmit by post free of postage to his constituents up to four mailings of printed matter without further address than “householder”, “boxholder”, “occupant” or “resident”.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (4) Subsections (1) and (2) apply only in respect of mail addressed to a place in Canada and do not apply in respect of

    • (a) parcels; or

    • (b) postage for registration, special delivery, insurance or other special services.

  • Marginal note:Duration of free mailing privileges

    (5) The privileges provided under subsections (2) and (3) to a person who is a member of the House of Commons begin on the day that notice of his election to serve in the House of Commons is given by the Chief Electoral Officer in the Canada Gazette and end ten days after the day he ceases to be a member of that House.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 35
  • 2004, c. 7, s. 6
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 4
  • 2015, c. 36, s. 123
  • 2017, c. 20, s. 158

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations governing transmission of mail free of postage for the purposes of subsections 35(1) and (3).

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54 s. 34

Agreements

Marginal note:Agreements

 The Minister may enter into such agreements or arrangements with the government of any country or any independent postal authorities as appear to him necessary or desirable for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 35

Transmission of Mail

Marginal note:Emergency arrangements

  •  (1) The Corporation may, with the approval of the Minister, make such arrangements for transmitting mail in emergencies as in its opinion are necessary in the interests of the public.

  • Marginal note:Duty of common carriers

    (2) Every common carrier in Canada when required by the Corporation shall carry mail and duly accredited employees of the Corporation on such terms and conditions as the regulations prescribe.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 36

Funds Left with Corporation

 [Repealed before coming into force, 2008, c. 20, s. 3]

Liability

Marginal note:Liability of Her Majesty, etc.

  •  (1) Subject to this Act and the regulations, Her Majesty, the Minister and the Corporation are not liable to any person for any claim arising from the loss, delay or mishandling of anything posted.

  • Marginal note:Liability in respect of customs

    (1.1) Her Majesty and the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness may be liable for any claim arising from the loss, delay or mishandling of anything posted while it is under the custody or control of a customs officer.

  • Marginal note:Liability of mail contractor

    (2) Subject to this Act and the regulations, a mail contractor is not liable to any person, other than the Corporation, for any claim arising from the loss, delay or mishandling of any mail in the performance of his duties as a mail contractor.

  • Marginal note:Liability to seizure

    (3) Notwithstanding any other Act or law, but subject to this Act and the regulations and to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, the Customs Act and the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, nothing in the course of post is liable to demand, seizure, detention or retention.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 40
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (2nd Supp.), s. 170
  • 2000, c. 17, s. 86
  • 2001, c. 41, s. 77
  • 2005, c. 38, ss. 142, 145
 
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