18 June 2009
New legislation to clarify outbound mail rights for printers
OTTAWA—The federal government today introduced legislation (Bill C-44) clarifying that any company in Canada wanting to send outbound mail through international postal systems can do so.

For more than 20 years, Canadian printers and mailing houses have used re-mail companies or trucked U.S.-bound mail across the border to save on postage. In 2005, however, Canada Post challenged the legality of this practice, arguing that it had exclusive privilege on the delivery of all mail originating in Canada, and the courts ruled in their favour.

Bill-C44, if passed, will overrule the court decisions.

Similar legislation introduced in 2007 (Bill C-14) died because an election was called.

The bill has to go through the usual three readings before it is passed as law, but Bob Elliott, president of the Canadian Printing Industries Association says, “There seems to be a lot of support for this from Conservatives and Liberals.”



NEW ON THE JOB BOARD | RSS
CLASSIFIED | RSS
Company for sale
Company wanted
CLICK HERE to list your business opportunity in the printing industry
Most Recent News Comment
Started in a Trade Shop says:
Are Paul McCarthy and Paul McCathy the same person. More spelling mistakes from Print Can. Tsk Tsk...
North Island Publishing PrintCAN Print Jobs Canada’s Estimators' & Buyers' Guide MastheadOnline Print World 2010 Design City
Graphic Monthly Print Equipment gutenbergs' guide COPA industrial print