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Non-mailable Matter Regulations (SOR/90-10)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2019-03-15. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE(Sections 3 to 5)

Non-mailable Matter

ItemNon-mailable Matter
1
  • (1) Dangerous goods as defined in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act or the regulations made thereunder, except where, in accordance with that Act and those regulations,

    • (a) the sender of the dangerous goods offers them to the Corporation for transport; and

    • (b) the Corporation is capable of handling and transporting the dangerous goods.

  • (2) Items that, because of the manner in which they are packed, may expose a person to danger or may damage mail or postal equipment.

  • (3) Letter-post items or parcels that contain dangerous or perishable items prohibited by article 19 of the Universal Postal Convention (26th Congress, 2016) and by articles VIII and IX of the Final Protocol of that Convention.

  • (4) Items that may soil mail or postal equipment.

  • (5) Items that emit offensive odours.

  • (6) Fish, game, meat, fruit, vegetables, perishable biological substances or other perishable items that are not prepared for posting in accordance with the applicable requirements of the current Canada Postal Guide — Guide des postes du Canada, published by the Corporation.

2
  • (1) Live animals, other than live animals that are accepted for transmission by post pursuant to an agreement with the Corporation or that are referred to in the current Canada Postal Guide — Guide des postes du Canada, published by the Corporation and are prepared for posting in accordance with the applicable requirements set out in that guide.

  • (2) Letter-post items or parcels that contain live animals prohibited by article 19 of the Universal Postal Convention (26th Congress, 2016).

3
  • (1) Items that have on their outside cover

    • (a) anything written or printed or attached thereto, other than the name and address of the addressee and of the sender or endorsements or attachments that are authorized by or under applicable regulations or by the Corporation;

    • (b) on the address side thereof, a stamp of a charity or some other non-postal stamp indicating value;

    • (c) in the space reserved for postage stamps, stamps or stickers of private manufacture;

    • (d) hand-stamped or printed facsimiles of postal cancelling or franking stamps; or

    • (e) successive addresses.

  • (2) Envelopes with windows, unless

    • (a) each window has a transparent covering; and

    • (b) the longest sides of the window through which the address is visible are parallel to the longest sides of the envelope.

  • (2.1) Letter-post items in wholly transparent envelopes, unless

    • (a) the envelopes are constructed in such a way that they can be easily handled while in the course of transmission by post; and

    • (b) a label is securely attached to the outer surface of the envelope and the label has sufficient space to include the name and address of the addressee, the postage and any applicable service instructions.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2002-166, s. 2]

  • (4) Letter-post items or parcels, other than those referred to in subitems 1(3) and 2(2), that contain matter prohibited by article 19 of the Universal Postal Convention (26th Congress, 2016) and by articles VIII and IX of the Final Protocol of that Convention.

4Any item transmitted by post in contravention of an Act or a regulation of Canada.
5Gold bullion, gold dust and non-manufactured precious metals unless accepted for transmission by post pursuant to an agreement with the Corporation.
6[Repealed, SOR/2010-289, s. 1]
7Replica or inert munitions, as well as other devices that simulate explosive devices or munitions, including replica or inert grenades or other simulated military munitions, whether or not such items are for display purposes.
8
  • (1) For the purposes of subitems (2) and (3), sexually explicit material that is sent as addressed admail or unaddressed admail means

    • (a) images or representations of nudity that are suggestive of sexual activity;

    • (b) images or representations of sexual intercourse, with no suggestion of violence or degradation; or

    • (c) written text that describes sexual acts in a way that is more than purely technical, with no suggestion of violence or degradation.

  • (2) Sexually explicit material that is not in an opaque envelope with the words “adult material” or a similar warning.

  • (3) Sexually explicit material that is on the outside of an envelope.

  • SOR/90-799, ss. 2 to 4
  • SOR/92-695, ss. 2, 3, 4(F)
  • SOR/94-201, ss. 1, 2
  • SOR/95-309, ss. 1, 2
  • SOR/98-557, ss. 2, 3
  • SOR/2000-199, ss. 29, 30
  • SOR/2002-166, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-382, ss. 23 to 25
  • SOR/2006-220, s. 2
  • SOR/2006-345, s. 4
  • SOR/2008-200, s. 2
  • SOR/2008-285, s. 8(F)
  • SOR/2009-335, ss. 3 to 5
  • SOR/2010-289, s. 1
  • SOR/2014-53, ss. 3 to 5
  • SOR/2018-276, s. 2
  • SOR/2018-276, s. 3
  • SOR/2018-276, s. 4
 
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