Canada Post Corporation Act

Version of section 35 from 2015-06-23 to 2017-09-20:


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, or

    • (e) the Director of the Parliamentary Protective Service

    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
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