2005 News Releases
Dec. 14, 2005
Canada Post announces new stamps for the Chinese Lunar New YearOn January 6, 2006, Canada Post will issue a stamp and a special souvenir sheet to commemorate the 2006 Lunar New Year (Year of the Dog).
Dec. 14, 2005
Canada Post considering alternatives to commercialize fetchAfter a successful in-market pilot and positive reaction from consumers, advertisers and media, Canada Post has decided to evaluate the best alternatives to commercialize fetchTM.
Dec. 12, 2005
Canada Post prepares for Holidays mail volumesIn preparation for the increased volume of mail during the holiday season, Canada Post is utilizing planes, trains and trucks to move mail across the country.
Dec. 9, 2005
It's time to finish your holiday mailing!To help Canadians get their gifts and greetings to friends and family on-time, Canada Post suggests the following ''send-by'' dates for delivery of holiday mail within Canada.
Dec. 9, 2005
Canada Post honours Fay Wray with a postage stamp: Canada Post announces addition to 2006 stamp program honouring a favourite Canadian leading ladyBest known as the heroine in the hands of an infatuated ape - King Kong - Fay Wray also stared with such leading men as Gary Cooper, Joel McCrae and Henry Fonda.
Dec. 2, 2005
Sending a little care... Canada Post delivers for the Salvation ArmyCanada Post is helping The Salvation Army send a little holiday care this season with a $25,000 donation that will be used to deliver the joy of the holidays to families in remote northern regions of Canada.
Dec. 2, 2005
Flowers, flags and falcons grace new Canadian stampsNew rate postage stamps featuring various flowers and images of the Canadian flag over five scenes will be available in post offices as of December 19, 2005.
Nov. 4, 2005
Packaging Tips from Canada PostCanada Post offers several options (for every budget and speed requirement) to ensure your gifts and greetings arrive on time for that special celebration.
Nov. 4, 2005
Canada Post - Connecting Canadians with loved Ones this Holiday SeasonCanada Post has everything Canadians need to ensure timely delivery of their gifts and greetings this busy holiday season.
Nov. 4, 2005
Third Year Set To Go For CHL Canada Post Three Star ProgramThe Canadian Hockey League today announced the continuation of the Canada Post Cup three stars program for the 2005-06 CHL season.
Nov. 3, 2005
Letters to Santa - You'll find them in the mail!It happens every year, right around the beginning of November. Children from all around the world get ready to write their annual letter to Santa.
Nov. 3, 2005
John McCallum, Minister responsible for Canada Post, announces new stamps for the 2005 holiday seasonChristmas remains the number one occasion for sending cards and letters by mail, and new holiday stamps issued by Canada Post are sure to make every greeting special.
Nov. 2, 2005
Canada Post agrees to sale of poppies at post officesCanada Post today announced that all corporate post offices would be advised to allow the sale of poppies within their outlets immediately.
Oct. 31, 2005
Dr. Daurene Lewis named to the Board of Directors of Canada Post CorporationMr. Gordon Feeney, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Canada Post Corporation, is pleased to announce that Dr. Daurene Lewis of Bedford, Nova Scotia, has been appointed a director of the Corporation.
Oct. 27, 2005
Senator receives special literacy awardOn Literacy Action Day, the movers and the shakers of Canada's literacy community came to Parliament Hill to urge MPs to make literacy a priority.
Oct. 26, 2005
Canada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) reach tentative agreementCanada Post and the Association of Postal Officials of Canada (APOC) are pleased to announce they have successfully concluded negotiations for a new collective agreement, extending until March 31, 2009.
Oct. 17, 2005
Canada Post celebrates Small Business Month
Nearly 240,000 small businesses sign up for savings programAs the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada continues to grow, companies like Canada Post are creating and expanding services and programs tailored to meet the specific needs of Canada's entrepreneurs.
Oct. 11, 2005
My Flat Stanley's in the mail!He's run off to join the circus, met with the rich and famous (including a stroll down the red carpet on Oscar night!) and helped more than 30,000 children in 6,000 classrooms from around the globe, learn about the world they live in. His name is Flat Stanley and, with Canada Post's help, he's about to start an exciting adventure on a new planet - Postal Planet.
Oct. 7, 2005
Canada Post appeals Tribunal Pay Equity decisionCanada Post today filed an appeal with the Federal Court seeking to quash a decision by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that, prior to 2002, the Corporation had participated in ''systemic discrimination'' in the setting of wages for a group of Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) members contrary Section 11 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Oct. 6, 2005
Pushing the envelope in support of the Canadian Freestyle Ski team and the Canadian Speed Skating teamBeginning this month, Canadians can show their support for our best skiers and skaters when they purchase domestic Priority Courier and Xpresspost Prepaid envelopes featuring athletes of the Canadian Freestyle Ski team and the Canadian Speed Skating team. Canada Post is a proud sponsor of both teams.
Oct. 3, 2005
The wild side of Canada's stampsOn October 20, 2005, Canada Post will issue two new $1 definitive stamps featuring the Atlantic walrus and white-tailed deer. These new postage stamps showcase the wilder side of Canada, reminding us that there is more to our country than rolling wheat fields and mountains that touch the sky.
Sept. 30, 2005
John McCallum, Minister responsible for Canada Post, announces addition to stamp programCanada Post today announced that the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Canada's famous air demonstration squadron, have been added to the 2006 stamp program. Two stamps celebrating their achievements will be issued on June 28, 2006.
Sept. 29, 2005
Closure of the mail sorting plant in Quebec City: the factsDespite the recent announcement of the closure of the mail sorting plant on Saint-Paul Street, no regular employees will lose their jobs. This was the guarantee given to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.
Sept. 28, 2005
Hon. John McCallum, Minister responsible for Canada Post, announces new stamp to mark 35 years of Canada-China diplomatic relationsOn October 13, Canada Post and the People's Republic of China State Post Bureau will jointly issue two domestic rate (50-cent) stamps to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Canada.
Sept. 26, 2005
Internet Rumour: Canada Post Sets the Record StraightCanada Post wants to inform Canadians that an Internet rumour about plans for a five-cent charge to be applied by Canada Post to every email message is entirely fictitious and has no basis in fact. The rumour, an unqualified hoax, first started circulating on the Internet in 1999 and has been resurfacing ever since in people's electronic mailboxes. Similar hoaxes have circulated in the U.S. and in Australia.
Sept. 20, 2005
Hon. John McCallum, Minister responsible for Canada Post, announces new stamps celebrating October as Stamp Collecting MonthIf you're feeling Nedly because your backside Ollie was gravical... then new stamps being issued by Canada Post next month will be right up your alley (no pun intended!).
Sept. 12, 2005
Ontario Court of appeal upholds Canada Post's position on re-mailersCanada Post announced today that the Ontario Court of Appeal has unanimously upheld Canada Post Corporation's exclusive privilege to collect, transmit and deliver letters in Canada, including letters from Canada to the rest of the world.
Sept. 1, 2005
Canada Post announces Literacy Award winnersTheir stories are compelling, their dedication unparalleled, the results amazing - they are the winners of the 2005 Canada Post Literacy Awards.
Aug. 30, 2005
Hon. John McCallum, Minister responsible for Canada Post, announces new stamp to mark the 50th anniversary of universal polio vaccination program50 years ago, Dr. Jonas Salk developed a vaccine that had the potential to eradicate polio, one of the most feared diseases in the world.
Aug. 15, 2005
Happy Birthday Oscar!
Oscar Peterson unveils Canada's newest postage stampWhen jazz aficionados speak of Oscar Peterson, words like ''legendary ability'', ''greatest jazz pianist in the world'', ''brilliant technique'', ''unparalleled talent'' are often used.
Aug. 3, 2005
Changes to the postal network in QuébecCanada Post announced today its intention to transfer the processing of Lettermail and Admail from Quebec City to Montreal.
Aug. 2, 2005
Canada Post honours a people's constancyOn August 15, Acadian National Day, Canada Post will issue a 50-cent commemorative stamp marking the expulsion of the French Acadians from their homeland.
July 25, 2005
100 years of heart!
Canada Post issues stamp to mark Saskatchewan's 100th BirthdayTravelling across the Prairies by train, English author Derek Patmore wrote, ''This country could do with a great deal of editing!''
July 21, 2005
Canadian Library Book Rates ProgramNumerous reports have been published or broadcast in the last few days regarding the Library Book Rates Program.
July 15, 2005
Better than magic: Canada Post to deliver new Harry Potter book to fans on its releasePottermania is back, and, July 16th is going to be a busy day for Canada Post as it delivers the sixth Harry Potter book - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by British author J.K. Rowlings - to the tens of thousands of children across the country who pre-ordered it online.
July 13, 2005
Celebrating 100 years of Wild Rose Country...
Canada Post issues Alberta centennial stampFrom Governor General Roland Michener, Chief Crowfoot and W.O. Mitchell, to the Winter Olympics and the Calgary Stampede or Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung and Grant Fuhr, the people and places of Alberta have been well celebrated on Canadian postage stamps.
July 11, 2005
If at first you don't succeed, try somewhere else...
Canada Post to issue Port-Royal 1605-2005 stampOn July 16, Canada Post will issue a single commemorative stamp to mark the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the French settlement at Port-Royal, Nova Scotia.
July 5, 2005
Dogs and Gardens and Mountains... oh my! Canada Post's 2006 stamp program offers something for everyoneThere's a subject that's sure to please every Canadian in the 2006 postage stamp program that was announced today by Canada Post. With stamps honouring a wide range of Canadian events, people, organizations, sports and accomplishments - this is a program that is incredibly, well, Canadian!
July 4, 2005
In the swim of things - Canada Post issues stamps for FINACanada's most important sporting event this year will be held in Montréal from July 17 - 31. MONTRÉAL 2005 will bring together more than 2,000 athletes from 160 countries in the disciplines of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo and open water swimming.
June 29, 2005
138 Ways to Celebrate Canada DayEvery July 1st, Canadians across the country come together to celebrate Canada's birthday, yet how many know the origin of Canada Day or how old Canada will be this year?
June 28, 2005
Canada Post announces one-cent domestic rate increase for 2006Canada Post Corporation today announced in the Canada Gazette a one-cent increase (2 %) in the domestic basic letter rate as well as its proposed increases for USA and International letter rates for implementation on January 16, 2006.
June 17, 2005
A place in Cabinet - A place in history...
New Canadian stamp honours Ellen FaircloughThrough the years, Canada Post has often recognized the enlightened social activism of Canadian women. On June 21, it will once again remind all Canadians of the significant contributions of women to the growth and maturity of this country by issuing a 50-cent stamp to commemorate the many achievements of The Rt. Hon. Ellen Louks Fairclough (1905-2004).
June 14, 2005
Letters of Inspiration... Canadian Idols will find them in the mailNever underestimate the power of a letter! Changing public policy, recording events that aren't found in history books and keeping love alive across continents, are just a few of the ways a letter can inspire.
June 9, 2005
Dedicated to saving lives - Canada's newest stamps honour Search and RescueSearch and rescue in Canada is an activity undertaken by a large group of people, many of them volunteers, working together in difficult circumstances and conditions to bring people home safely.
May 26, 2005
Make your move a smart move...Canadians are on the move. Right now, thousands and thousands of Canadians are getting ready for prime moving season in Canada! In fact, more than 1.7 million Canadian households and businesses change their address every year. A move can be stressful, however it can be made easier with some advance planning and a visit to Canada Post's smartmovesTM website.
May 19, 2005
Postal services during Victoria Day holidayPost offices will be closed on Monday, May 23 for the Victoria Day holiday. There will be no regular collection or delivery of mail on those days.
May 16, 2005
John McCallum announces appointment of Moya Greene as new President and CEO of Canada PostJohn McCallum, Minister Responsible for Canada Post, today announced the appointment of Moya Greene as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post.
May 13, 2005
Don't let your Literacy Idol lose out!Canada Post reminds Canadians that there are only two weeks left to cast their nomination for their favourite Literacy Idol.
May 12, 2005
Canada Post to spotlight Homer Ransford Watson
Stamps show artist's power, love of nature and countryHomer Ransford Watson (1855-1936) is that rare being whose art speaks to the ages. Sadly, this great artist's work, well-known in his day, has gone from recognition to oblivion, except for the few, true aficionados of early Canadian art.
May 4, 2005
To educate, preserve, remember...
Canadian postage stamp commemorates new War MuseumThe Canadian War Museum celebrates its grand opening on the weekend of May 8, 2005. A special date for Canadian veterans, the opening ceremony marks the 60th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe) towards the end of the Second World War.
May 4, 2005
Canada Post Pension Plan Earns Solid Results in 2004Canada Post Corporation today announced sound financial results for its Registered Pension Plan in 2004, the fourth full year of operation.
May 2, 2005
Recent survey concludes Quebec residents are least likely to forget a loved one's birthdayA recent survey conducted by Decima Research Inc.* found that Quebec residents were least likely to forget a loved one's birthday (75%).
May 2, 2005
Recent survey confirms what many Canadians already suspected... men are more likely to forget birthdays than women!This may come as no surprise to some Canadians, but a recent survey conducted by Decima Research Inc.* found that men were more likely to forget a loved one's birthday (40% men vs. 27% women) and then make excuses for having done so (13%).
April 28, 2005
Longest battle of the Second World War honoured on a new Canadian postage stampWinston Churchill once wrote that the only thing that ''ever really frightened'' him during the Second World War was the threat presented by Germany's U-boats. The Battle of the Atlantic was the struggle to protect Allied ships in the North Atlantic from these marauding German submarines.
April 21, 2005
What on Earth are Biospheres?
Canada Post and Irish Post team up to deliver them on stampsCanada Post will celebrate Earth Day tomorrow by jointly issuing a pair of stamps with Ireland's post office An Post. The stamps will showcase the extraordinary, yet fragile beauty of Mother Nature as witnessed in Waterton Lakes National Park (Alberta) and Killarney National Park (Ireland).
April 13, 2005
Canada Post Records Tenth Consecutive ProfitIn its 2004 Annual Report tabled today in Parliament, Canada Post reported its tenth consecutive year of profit for its Group of Companies. The Corporation recorded a consolidated net income of $147 million for the fiscal period ended December 31, 2004.
April 12, 2005
Canada Post honours a Canadian publishing icon...
New stamp celebrates 100 years of Maclean's magazineMuch has changed within our borders over the last century. From the days of Canada's infancy, through its tumultuous teenage years and growth into a responsible adult player on the world stage, there has been one magazine that has not only reported the news to Canadians, but has taken an active role in the discussion of the issues.
April 7, 2005
John McCallum proposes new CEO of Canada PostJohn McCallum, Minister Responsible for Canada Post, today announced the proposed appointment of Moya Greene as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Post.
March 31, 2005
Bridging Canada from coast to coast... on stampsThey can be fixed or moveable; made from timber, steel, concrete or cable; they are beamed, trussed, arched or suspended. Each is a construction feat that allows its users to cross obstacles large and small.
March 29, 2005
Nominate a Literacy Idol now for a Canada Post Literacy AwardCanada's Literacy Idols need your votes. Consider... 22% of adult Canadians have serious problems dealing with any printed materials and an additional 24% of Canadians can deal only with simple reading tasks.
March 18, 2005
Canada Post unveils TD Bank stamp
Bank's 150th anniversary of serving Canadians is recognized with commemorative stampCanada Post commemorated TD Bank Financial Group's 150th anniversary today with a stamp honouring the Bank's significant contribution to Canada's financial landscape, Canadians and their communities. The 50 cents stamp was unveiled this morning at a special ceremony in Toronto, before several hundred TD Bank employees and community groups the bank supports.
March 17, 2005
Audubon's last stand... Canada Post issues final set of stampsOn March 23, letter-writers, collectors and art aficionados can share a piece of the most expensive book in the world... for as little as 50 cents.
March 9, 2005
Canada Post delivers spring... and hope, with daffodil stampsIn spring, our fancy turns to... the ground thawing and daffodils blooming! Like the return of the robin and daylight savings time, the first daffodil bloom trumpets the arrival of spring in a glorious display of Mother Nature's re-awakening. Canada Post will celebrate the return of spring by issuing two stamps on March 10 featuring the cheery images of daffodils.
March 7, 2005
It's tax time at the post office!Over the next two months, more than 24 million Canadians will be pulling out their calculators, collecting relevant forms and pouring a large cup of coffee as they prepare to tackle one of life's certainties, income taxes.
March 4, 2005
Wisdom of Diversity stamp captures true nature of Canada as we head to Japan for Expo 2005Canada was the first country to join Expo 2005, seizing the opportunity to export this country's image world-wide by putting on view its diversity, creativity and innovation.
Feb. 22, 2005
Mail service over Easter holidayPost offices will be closed on Friday, March 25 and on Monday, March 28 for the Easter holiday. There will be no regular collection or delivery of mail on those days.
Feb. 15, 2005
Canada Post meets service performance targetsCanada Post today released the results of an independent evaluation of Lettermail delivery in Canada, and for the period between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2004, the corporation achieved an on-time service performance score of 96.79 per cent against a target of 96 per cent.
Feb. 14, 2005
Some fetching results from Canada PostOnly 10 days after Canada Post launched its pilot of fetchOM, the company is already seeing results that are surpassing targets. In the first two weeks of the pilot, more than 2,000 people have registered with fetch and more than 3,000 ''fetches'' have been processed.
Feb. 14, 2005
At the top of its class... The Nova Scotia Agricultural College gets a postage stampOne of the oldest centres for agricultural education and research in Canada will be honoured on a new Canadian postage stamp that will be issued on February 14, 2005.
Jan. 27, 2005
Over one million children write letters to SantaThe numbers are in and for the fourth consecutive year Canada Post's Santa Letter Writing program generated over one million letters from children in Canada and around the world.
Jan. 25, 2005
Canada Post Fly Fishing stamps are the catch of the day!If the names Alevin, Jock Scott, P.E.I. Fly and Mickey Finn mean anything to you, then you'll want to drop a line to a friend to tell them that they need to visit their local post office next month.
Jan. 24, 2005
Seek and hide with fetchTM
Calgary gets first chance to be Intimate and AnonymousTMCanadians are bombarded with more than 3,500 commercial messages in the course of their day1 - radio jingles, transit ads, email, direct mail, billboards, the list is endless. This over abundance of messaging can often become overwhelming, confusing and even intrusive as consumers are added to countless marketing lists.
Jan. 21, 2005
Need a hockey fix? Canada Post can help!While NHL arenas sit empty and Canadians pine for their favourite sport, hockey games are still being played in arenas across the country.
Jan. 4, 2005
SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT - CANADA POST HATCHES STAMPS TO MARK YEAR OF THE ROOSTER!Legend has it that the Lord Buddha summoned all the animals to come bid him farewell before he departed the Earth. Only 12 showed up and, to show his appreciation, he named a year for each animal in the order of its arrival: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep/Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.