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Postal Services Interruption Regulations (SOR/87-259)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-02 and last amended on 2010-12-03. Previous Versions

Postal Services Interruption Regulations

SOR/87-259

CANADA POST CORPORATION ACT

Registration 1987-04-30

Regulations Respecting Interruption of Postal Services

P.C. 1987-890 1987-04-30

Whereas a copy of proposed Regulations respecting interruption of postal services, substantially in the form annexed hereto, was published in the Canada Gazette Part I on February 14, 1987, and a reasonable opportunity was thereby afforded to interested persons to make representations to the Minister with respect thereto.

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, pursuant to subsection 17(1) of the Canada Post Corporation ActFootnote *, is pleased hereby to approve the annexed Regulations respecting interruption of postal services, made by the Canada Post Corporation.

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Postal Services Interruption Regulations.

Interpretation

 In these Regulations, interruption of postal services means a state of affairs in which, in Canada or a part of Canada, the Corporation is not capable of maintaining regular postal services by reason of a natural phenomenon, an accident, a labour dispute or any other urgent or critical situation of a temporary nature.

  • SOR/2010-289, s. 2

General

 Where there is an interruption of postal services in Canada or any part of Canada, the Corporation may, to facilitate the efficient operation of its business,

  • (a) give notice to the public that, commencing on a day that is not earlier than the day on which the notice is given, an interruption of postal services is in effect in Canada or in a part of Canada described in the notice; and

  • (b) give notice to the public that, effective on a day that is not earlier than the day on which the notice is given, the interruption of postal services referred to in the notice of interruption of postal services is no longer in effect.

  • SOR/2000-199, s. 27(F)

 Where the Corporation gives a notice pursuant to section 2, the Corporation shall give the notice by

  • (a) broadcasting it not less than three times by radio or television, or

  • (b) publishing it in one or more newspapers of general circulation

in the area affected by the interruption of postal services described in the notice.

 Where the Corporation gives a notice of interruption of postal services, the Corporation shall specify in the notice the postal services and classes of mailable matter affected by the interruption of postal services.

 If notice of an interruption of postal services has been given, mailable matter specified in the notice must not be accepted for transmission from or to an area in which the interruption of postal services is in effect.

  • SOR/2010-289, s. 3
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