Canada Post Corporation Act

Version of section 15 from 2002-12-31 to 2010-07-11:


Marginal note:Exception

  •  (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.

  • Marginal note:Collection

    (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.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 15
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