2007 News Releases
Dec. 20, 2007
Canada Post Advises that Employment Ads in Newspapers are FraudulentCanada Post wishes to advise Canadians that advertisements recently published in various newspapers and on the Internet, offering employment opportunities with the corporation, are fraudulent.
Dec. 18, 2007
Operation: Save Santa up and running in Ottawa!Through the weekend, volunteer postal elves in Ottawa began getting Santa's mail back on track in the National Capital Region.
Dec. 14, 2007
Canada Post instituting new practices to ensure Santa's mail gets throughCanada Post today announced new security measures aimed at ensuring the integrity of its popular annual volunteer Santa Letter-writing program.
Dec. 13, 2007
Important announcement regarding letters from SantaCanada Post has been made aware of an unfortunate incident regarding letters from Santa being delivered in the Ottawa area.
Dec. 11, 2007
New 2008 definitive stamps light the way for the New YearOn December 27th, Canada Post will get an early start to the New Year with a brand new set of definitive stamps.
Dec. 4, 2007
Canada Post makes holiday connections easy!The holidays are fast approaching and it's time to get this holiday season's greetings and parcels in the mail.
Nov. 21, 2007
Rattle, Rattle, Little Broken Gift? Not if You Follow Canada Post's Packaging TipsYou chose your gifts with great care. Don't you think you should package them with the same kind of attention?
Nov. 20, 2007
One year old and here to stay - The PERMANENTTM StampA year ago, Canada Post introduced the PERMANENTTM stamp, a domestic-rate stamp which is always worth the going rate, regardless of when it is purchased.
Nov. 15, 2007
Canada Post plays Santa for The Salvation ArmyWhen it comes to holiday gift-giving, Canada Post is once again helping those in need. For the seventh consecutive year, Canada Post will present The Salvation Army with a donation of $25,000. The funds this year will be allocated to The Salvation Army's Suicide Prevention Ministry.
Nov. 9, 2007
Santa's Post Office prepares for a busy season...
Guinness World RecordsTM Holder gets ready to deliver!Santa Claus has always been a popular pen pal... For the past six years, more than a million children have sent him their thoughts and greetings along with, of course, the ever popular wish list!
Oct. 29, 2007
CanSpell: Canada Post delivers good news to Canadian schoolsCanWest CanSpell National Spelling Bee is pleased to announce the return of presenting partner, Canada Post for the 2008 program. The renewed support for this year's ''bee season'' includes funds specifically earmarked to offset new fees for world-class competition.
Oct. 26, 2007
Canada Post's new stamps recognize the uniqueness of the holiday seasonDo you hear what I hear? It's the excited voices of children talking about the holidays. Adults are also planning holiday mailings to family and friends, and many postal administrations, including Canada Post, are issuing their Christmas stamps¿a sure sign that the holiday season is just around the corner.
Oct. 23, 2007
Free mail to deployed troops starts FridayAs of October 26th, Canada Post will begin providing free delivery of letters and parcels from family and friends to Canadian troops deployed in Afghanistan and elsewhere overseas.
Oct. 18, 2007
Canada Post Introduces Online Direct Marketing ServiceAs Canadian small and medium-sized businesses strive to attract customers and adapt to the increasingly technology-based marketplace, Canada Post introduces Direct Marketing Online (www.directmarketingonline.ca). The latest addition to the company's growing suite of solutions for business, Direct Marketing Online breaks new ground in the Canadian marketing and e-commerce industries by giving SMEs efficient and affordable online access to marketing tools once reserved for big-budget enterprises.
Oct. 4, 2007
Have you heard the buzz?
Stamps come to life in the form of beneficial insectsFrom the dragonfly resting on an air mattress in cottage country to lady bugs in farmers fields, insects that benefit the environment are everywhere and on October 12, Canada Post will issue a set of five low value definitive stamps featuring five of them.
Oct. 3, 2007
It's all in the planning...
Time to think about overseas holiday mailing!Though the weather is still warm and our thoughts may be more focused on the beginning of the hockey season or turkey dinners, it's never too early to start planning overseas holiday mailings.
Oct. 3, 2007
Canada Post chooses mental health as its corporate cause of choiceCanada Post announced today during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) that it will champion mental health in the workplace in response to the growing personal and public cost to Canada fromthe issue.
Sept. 25, 2007
Endangered sea creatures found on new stampsTo mark Stamp Month 2007, Canada Post will issue the second set of stamps depicting endangered species native to Canada.
Sept. 6, 2007
New stamp salutes The Law Society of Saskatchewan's centuryIn 1907, the Law Society of Saskatchewan came into being, and on September 13, Canada Post will issue a domestic rate stamp celebrating its 100th anniversary.
Sept. 6, 2007
Stamp tribute recognizes The Law Society of Alberta's centennialIn 1905, Alberta was established as a province with separate legislative powers and laws. Two years later, it had its own law society.
Sept. 5, 2007
Canada Post recognizes Glenn Gould's musical legacy with commemorative envelopeGlenn Gould passed away in 1982 at the age of 50, but music afficionados worldwide still recall his virtuoso performances at the piano ¿ as well as his insistence on playing the piano while sitting on a chair made specially for him by his father.
Sept. 4, 2007
Canada Post announces the 2007 Community Literacy Awards winnersFor many of the 22 winners of the 2007 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards Program, there must have been times when they asked themselves Why, oh why, did I do this?
Aug. 30, 2007
Canada Post will provide free delivery of letters to deployed troops in Afghanistan and elsewhere overseasCanada Post announced today it will begin providing free delivery of letters from family and friends to Canadian troops deployed in Afghanistan and elsewhere overseas effective October 26, 2007 until the start of 2009.
July 30, 2007
Lord Baden-Powell makes his way onto a Commemorative Envelope celebrating L'Association des scouts du CanadaOn August 1, Canada Post will issue a commemorative envelope showcasing L'Association des scouts du Canada (ASC) and featuring a picture postage stamp of Lord Baden-Powell.
July 25, 2007
The results are in... the 2007 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards recognize 65 individuals and educators''I've made it to the finalists list!'' This must be one of many thoughts racing through Victoria Day's mind as the finalists are announced for the 2007 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards.
July 23, 2007
Mission Accomplished! Harry Potter fans receive special Canada Post delivery!Some 80,000 Harry Potter fans across Canada are in receipt of their pre-ordered copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, thanks to Canada Post's special delivery.
July 19, 2007
The wizards of delivery... Canada Post delivers final Harry Potter bookPottermania is back and Canada Post is ready to deliver. July 21 will be a busy day for Canada Post as it delivers the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, to the thousands of children across the country who pre-ordered it online.
July 19, 2007
Canada Post honours the legacy of Chief MembertouCanada Post will honour the legacy of Grand Chief Membertou of the Mi'kmaq district Kespukwitk* with a commemorative stamp to be issued July 26. Membertou was able to forge enduring ties with French settlers at Port-Royal.
July 18, 2007
Scouts' honour... Canada Post issues a stamp to mark 100 years of ScoutingIt's been around for 100 years... Scouts' honour. To this day, thousands of Canadian youth follow the basic Scouting principles established in 1907 - and on July 25, Canada Post will issue a commemorative stamp to celebrate this milestone.
July 11, 2007
Canada Post goes West for Jasper National Park's 100th anniversary stampIt was man's push to the Pacific coast that led to the creation of the natural preserve now known as Jasper National Park.
July 5, 2007
Canadians on the move quick to open pocketbooks!When Canadians move, they are more likely than at other times to open their pocketbooks to redecorate, refurbish or simply buy a new vehicle -or all three says a recent survey conducted for Canada Post's smartmovesTM service.
June 29, 2007
No basic domestic letter rate increase in 2008Canada Post Corporation today announced that there will be no increase in the domestic basic letter rate in 2008.
June 28, 2007
Canada Post heads for the wilds with Terra Nova National Park stampOn July 6, Canada Post will issue a domestic rate stamp to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Terra Nova National Park, a natural preserve that defines Newfoundland and Labrador today as much as the retreating glaciers did so many millions of years ago.
June 21, 2007
FIFA U-20 scores across Canada with new postage stampA sport which likely dates back to the 2nd or 3rd centuries B.C. in China will be celebrated in grand fashion when Canada hosts the 16th edition of FIFA U-20 World Cup 2007.
June 19, 2007
Canada Post introduces Repositionable NotesCanadian direct marketers can now make an impression that sticks, by using Repositionable Notes on their direct mail items.
June 14, 2007
Canada Post Salutes Captain George Vancouver with a StampGeorge Vancouver was already an old salt when he sailed with Captain James Cook aboard the Resolution on a voyage of exploration to find the long sought-after Northwest Passage.
June 13, 2007
Canada Post pleased with NAFTA DecisionCanada Post is pleased with the decision by an international tribunal to a legal challenge under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that will finally put an end to false allegations.
June 12, 2007
The soundtrack of our lives - new stamps honour Canadian recording artistsCanada Post announced today that iconic recording artists Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Anne Murray will be honoured on Canadian postage stamps to be issued June 29, 2007.
June 1, 2007
Congratulations Nate Gartke -- You have left Canada Post spellbound!Canada Post sends its congratulations to Alberta's Nate Gartke on his stunning performance at the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
May 24, 2007
Canada Post issues Braille stamp in 2008, a North American firstNorth American's first stamp incorporating Braille will highlight Canada Post's 2008 Stamp Program, along with two stamps celebrating the 100th anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables and the last installment of the Lunar New Year Series.
May 8, 2007
Don't hesitate! Nominate! The 2007 Canada Post Community Literacy Awards are closing soon!There are less than three weeks left to nominate deserving individuals and educators for a Canada Post Community Literacy Award.
May 7, 2007
Canada Post improves Food Mail service to Kivalliq CommunitiesCanada Post today confirmed that, effective May 6, Food Mail destined to Kivalliq Communities will now be inspected in Winnipeg, the newest entry point for the Food Mail Program.
May 7, 2007
Canada Post marks the centennial of the Royal Architectural Institute of CanadaFor the last 100 years, the Royal Architectural Institute (RAIC) of Canada has helped build this country by providing the national framework for the development and recognition of architectural excellence.
May 7, 2007
Interim chair appointed to Canada Post CorporationThe Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of Mr. Donald Woodley as interim chair of the Canada Post Corporation board of directors for a period of 90 days.
May 1, 2007
Canada Post makes it an even dozen for consecutive years of profitabilityIn its 2006 Annual Report tabled today in Parliament, Canada Post Corporation reported its twelfth consecutive year of profit for its Group of Companies.
April 30, 2007
Canada Post Pension Plan Records Solid Results in 2006Canada Post Corporation today announced solid financial results for its Registered Pension Plan in 2006, the sixth full year of operation.
April 26, 2007
Canada Post stamps Ottawa's 150th anniversary as nation's capitalCanada Post will issue on May 3rd a domestic rate and international rate commemorative stamp to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ottawa as the nation's capital.
April 24, 2007
Canada Post Announces New Four-Year Agreement with the Canadian Union Of Postal WorkersCanada Post is pleased to announce it has successfully negotiated a new four-year collective agreement with its largest bargaining agent, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).
April 13, 2007
Olympian Jennifer Heil inspires Canada's top spellers!2006 Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Heil was the guest of honour on Wednesday at a lunch for the 41 young people competing to become Canada's top speller
April 3, 2007
Hydro One Networks launches paperless eBilling delivery service with epostTMHydro One Networks customers now have the option of receiving their electricity bills via the web.
April 2, 2007
New rates for USA and International Letter-post and Light PacketOn April 16, 2007 Canada Post will increase the regulated prices for USA and International Letter-post ''over 30 grams'' and Light Packet items.
March 28, 2007
Nominations open for the Canada Post Literacy AwardsCan you imagine going back to school - to learn how to read and write - at the age of 93?
March 27, 2007
Canada Post recognizes University of Saskatchewan centenaryOn April 3, Canada Post will issue a commemorative stamp to celebrate the University of Saskatchewan's centenary.
March 8, 2007
From jelly to icebergs... Canada Art series stamps feature Mary PrattTwo works by Canadian contemporary realist artist Mary Pratt, ''Jelly Shelf'' and ''Iceberg in the North Atlantic'', will adorn two new stamps as part of Canada Post's continuing Art Canada series.
March 5, 2007
HEC Montréal gets a degree of recognition from Canada PostOn March 12, Canada Post will issue the HEC Montréal commemorative stamp, the latest addition to the series on post-secondary schools launched in 2003.
Feb. 22, 2007
Canada Post's new lilac stamps signal the (hoped for) end of winterFollowing on the successful Daffodil stamp issue of 2005 and Canadian Gardens stamps of 2006, Canada Post will issue on March 1 two domestic rate stamps featuring the lilac, that wonderfully fragrant harbinger of spring.
Feb. 19, 2007
Beatlemania lives on in CanadaThe Royal Mail's first stamp issue of 2007 was to celebrate the 1960's music phenomenon, The Beatles.
Feb. 15, 2007
Canada Post is the number one contributor to the United WayCanada Post was the number one contributor to the 2006 Ottawa-Carleton United Way campaign.
Feb. 8, 2007
Chocolate lovers... this one's for youImagine a delectable, out of this world, silky smooth, melt in your mouth Purdy's chocolate!
Feb. 7, 2007
Canada Post has an eye on the environment with two stamps for International Polar YearOn February 12, 2007, Canada Post will issue two domestic rate stamps to mark the Fourth International Polar Year and to recognize Canada's concern for the future of polar ecosystems and Arctic society.
Jan. 9, 2007
Streamers and confetti... A Celebration to last throughout the yearCanada Post today announced a new ''Celebration'' stamp to be issued on January 15, 2007.
Jan. 5, 2007
Canada Post delivers over 900 million pieces of mail in DecemberDedication and teamwork by Canada Post employees helped the corporation to deliver over 900 million pieces of mail last December.