Today Canada Post is honouring Great Canadian Comedians by issuing a series of stamps featuring them and some of their most memorable roles. The stamps honour the work of Jim Carrey, Olivier Guimond, Mike Myers, Catherine O’Hara and Martin Short, all chosen for their talent in entertaining and making us laugh.
The Canada Post segment reported a profit before tax of $53 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to a loss before tax of $104 million in the same quarter of 2013. For the first two quarters of 2014, the segment reported a profit before tax of $26 million, compared to a loss before tax of $36 million for the same period in 2013. The results were primarily due to the impact of lower employee benefit costs, continued growth in the Parcels business and new pricing measures for Transaction Mail contained in the Corporation’s Five-point Action Plan.
Canada Post announced today the 25 finalists who will vie for a share of nearly $1 million in prizes in the third annual Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards. From start-ups to large retailers, the who’s who of online retailing will gather on September 23 to celebrate the industry and learn which entrants have earned bragging rights and marketing and delivery services prizes from Canada Post.
Canada Post has issued a new stamp to mark the opening of Canada’s new national museum, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), which will welcome its first visitors exactly one month from today. The new stamp, featuring the tower and curving glass façade of the building, goes on sale today.
The Shoppers Drug Mart at 180 Madawaska Road in Grand Falls is the latest addition to Canada Post’s retail network. The new postal outlet, managed by pharmacist-owner Anne Brayall, offers all standard Canada Post products and services.