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December

Dec. 20, 2012
Canada Post pleased that employees vote in favour of collective agreements

Canada Post is pleased that employees represented by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) have ratified the tentative agreements that were negotiated in October with their bargaining agent.

Dec. 18, 2012
Canada Post delivers a record one million parcels in one day

Canada Post achieved an all-time single-day record on Thursday, December 13 by delivering one million parcels across the country, an 11% increase compared to the previous year’s busiest day.

Dec. 6, 2012
No discrepancy in pricing between corporate or private postal outlets

An email suggesting a discrepancy between Canada Post corporate and private postal outlets has resurfaced.

Dec. 5, 2012
Canada Post launches personalized greeting cards
Application allows customers to quickly and easily preserve the holiday ritual

Sending greeting cards continues to be an important tradition for Canadians during the holiday season

Dec. 3, 2012
Canada Post and ShirtPunch to host Santa’s T-shirt Day and help raise funds for children

On Wednesday, December 5, Canada Post and ShirtPunch will partner to offer two limited-edition holiday-themed T-shirts to benefit the Canada Post Community Foundation for Children.

November

Nov. 28, 2012
A message from the most famous post office in the world

Canada Post is delivering an important message this year: Mrs. Claus is helping Santa with the more than one million letters he gets each year.

Nov. 27, 2012
Canada Post is ready for the holiday season
December 13 will be busiest day of the year

With expected volumes of one billion pieces of mail to be delivered to homes across the country between now and the end of the year, Canada Post is ready with extra staff and vehicles.

Nov. 26, 2012
Canada Post Group of Companies reports pre-tax loss of $75 million in the third quarter
Declining mail volumes result in losses for a sixth consecutive quarter

Accelerated mail volume declines have resulted in financial losses for a sixth consecutive quarter for the Canada Post Group of Companies.

Nov. 21, 2012
Canada Post reminds Canadians to not let spammers spoil their holidays

A new spam email bearing the brands of various shipping companies has recently surfaced.

Nov. 14, 2012
Greetings from all over the world are flying to the small village of Christmas Island to get a special postmark

Thousands of festive greeting cards coming from as far as Hong Kong, Seoul, Paris and Mexico are currently flying to the small village of Christmas Island where postmistress Hughena MacKinnon is ready to add the special postmark that made the tiny post office famous around the world.

Nov. 12, 2012
epost awards digital teaching tools to Region of Waterloo schools

The results of the first epost School Program are in with nearly 2,000 votes cast by Region of Waterloo residents.

Nov. 7, 2012
Canada Post launches design contest to find 2013 Community Foundation Stamp
Children and youth asked to submit designs of issues they face today

The Canada Post Community Foundation is asking for help – from kids across Canada.

Nov. 7, 2012
epost now delivering more e-bills in Saskatchewan
Local telecommunications bills become part of epost digital mailbox

Saskatchewan residents now have access to phone, cable TV and Internet electronic bills from Access Communications through epost, Canada Post’s digital mailbox.

Nov. 5, 2012
Canada Post introduces partial cost-sharing of address activation in new developments

As of January 2013, Canada Post will begin sharing part of the costs it has previously absorbed to activate addresses for new homes and commercial properties.

Nov. 1, 2012
Holiday stamps ready to adorn greeting cards

As Canadians turn their attention to the upcoming holiday season and start prepping their holiday cards, Canada Post is again offering an array of stamps sure to meet all holiday needs.

Nov. 1, 2012
Canada Post and OrderDynamics announce e-commerce platform that offers most convenient delivery experience in the country
Laura.ca first to enable customers with delivery options

Canada Post, in collaboration with OrderDynamics, a Toronto-based e-commerce platform provider, today announced the delivery of an enhanced e-commerce retail platform, designed to vastly improve the online shopping experience by empowering customers with their delivery options.

October

Oct. 31, 2012
Canada Post presents new web e-commerce suite
Retailers can create a superior online shopping experience; customers benefit from greater control over orders

Canada Post is introducing a groundbreaking e-commerce product line for retailers who want to integrate Canada Post data into their platform, online store or customer application.

Oct. 17, 2012
Online retail leaders win Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards

Five companies that excel at giving Canadians what they value most in the online shopping experience have been named the country’s best retailers in this dynamic and growing sector.

Oct. 15, 2012
Canada Post continues to support deployed troops
Free delivery of holiday letters and parcels for a 7th consecutive year

With some 1,250 Canadian Forces members deployed on overseas operations this year, Canada Post is reiterating its offer to friends and families of Canadian troops serving overseas to send their holiday letters and parcels for free.

Oct. 11, 2012
New stamps celebrate 150 years of military service in Canada

As early as 1862, militia regiments were being organized in what was to become Canada, at a time when Americans to the south were engaged in Civil War.

Oct. 3, 2012
Canada Post teams up with Shopify to create all-in-one e-commerce solution for retailers

Today Canada Post announced that it is teaming up with Shopify, a leading e-commerce platform provider, to deliver a complete online retail solution for small businesses and retailers across Canada.

Oct. 2, 2012
City of Toronto goes digital: Expands e-citizen services via epost

The City of Toronto is expanding its digital capabilities to serve citizens via epost, Canada’s largest bill consolidation service.

September

Sept. 20, 2012
Canada Post unveils E-commerce Innovation Awards finalists

The 14 diverse companies named today as finalists in the Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards demonstrate why online shopping is the country’s fastest-growing retail sector.

Sept. 17, 2012
Canada Post Community Foundation for Children launches 2012 campaign with new stamp
Funds raised go directly to children’s charities and programs in communities across the country

Canada Post launched its 2012 Community Foundation for Children fundraising campaign in Toronto today by unveiling a semi-postal stamp.

Sept. 13, 2012
Digital economy, commerce and shipping experts chosen to judge Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards
Facebook, PayPal Canada, Sauder School of Business and more among the chosen judges

With thousands of dollars worth of shipping, direct marketing and advertisements as prizes, a group of leading experts in commerce, the digital economy and the postal industry have been recruited to select the finalists and winners of the first Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards.

Sept. 12, 2012
Canada Post delivers innovation with next generation of epost
Enhanced security, address authentication enables greater e-government and e-business services

Canada Post is enhancing epost, Canada’s digital mailbox, creating a platform that brings greater functionality for Canadians and sets the foundation for delivering enhanced government and business services.

August

Aug. 27, 2012
Canada Post Group of Companies reports pre-tax loss of $10 million in the second quarter
Domestic Lettermail volume declines nearly 5% in the quarter

The decline in core Transaction Mail volumes continued in the second quarter of 2012, contributing to financial losses that add impetus to the need for Canada Post to transform its business and to address its labour costs without delay.

Aug. 20, 2012
Photo Opportunity with Minister Steven Fletcher and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport) and Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St.-James- Assiniboia, will participate in a photo opportunity with members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the new Grey Cup stamp featuring the 50th Grey Cup game when the Bombers beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Fog Bowl.

Aug. 14, 2012
Deadline extended: big prizes for big impact
Unprecedented opportunity for Canadian companies to drive their e-commerce engines

Thousands of dollars worth of shipping and direct marketing and advertisements on the most recognizable brand in Canada: these prizes are part of the Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards, launched earlier this summer.

Aug. 13, 2012
Canada Post commemorates 100th Grey Cup Game
Memorable moments captured in nine-stamp issue

Fog, mud, ice, enthusiastic fans, amazing plays and long-standing records help define just some of the moments captured on a new set of commemorative stamps celebrating the upcoming 100th Grey Cup Game.

Aug. 3, 2012
Canada Post adds first honorary Canadian

Recognition of the first honorary Canadian citizen – a Swedish architect and diplomat who helped save the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Second World War – has been added to Canada Post’s 2013 Stamp Program.

July

July 12, 2012
New awards to reward innovation, boost e-commerce in Canada
E-commerce retailers to vie for $1 million in shipping and marketing prizes

Canada Post today announced the launch of the Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards, a competition designed to recognize and reward successful innovation in e-commerce in Canada, and aiming to further boost the growing e-commerce sector.

June

June 29, 2012
Tommy Douglas “The Greatest Canadian” gets stamped
50th anniversary of Saskatchewan’s Medical Care Insurance act

Canada Post today issued a stamp to honour Tommy Douglas, the father of universal medicare in Canada.

June 28, 2012
Canadian rowers symbolize Olympic drive, hope

Canada Post, in collaboration with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Rowing Canada Aviron, today unveiled a stamp to honour Canada’s journey on the road to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

June 26, 2012
Canada Post scores a touchdown with CFL team logo stamps in honour of 100th Grey Cup® Game

As part of a comprehensive philatelic program planned to commemorate the 100th Grey Cup® Game, Canada Post will issue on Friday eight (8) team PERMANENT™ domestic rate stamps, one for each Canadian Football League team.

June 15, 2012
Brock and Tecumseh meet on historic stamp issue

War Chief Tecumseh and British Major-General Sir Isaac Brock were two of the most important leaders in the War of 1812.

June 4, 2012
Canada Post announces 2013 stamp program
From music to motorcycles to animals, program offers assortment of Canadian culture

Canada Post’s 2013 stamp program, unveiled today, demonstrates an eclectic mix of topics, including historical figures, artists and significant anniversaries.

June 1, 2012
Canada Post reports improvements in injury frequency, environmental impact

Canada Post today issued its 5th annual Social Responsibility Report outlining improvements in key areas including accident frequency and environmental impact, despite significant challenges in 2011.

May

May 30, 2012
Canada Post Group of Companies reports pre-tax loss of $3 million in the first quarter
Significant decline in core mail volumes reduces revenue from operations

The Canada Post Group of Companies1 today reported a loss before tax of $3 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, a decrease of $25 million when compared with a $22-million profit before tax in the same period a year earlier.

May 29, 2012
Moving trends: 1 in 5 Canadians move because of work
Canada Post data shows more Quebecers move in July and Maritimers will mostly stay within city limits

In a red hot Canadian real estate market, it’s no surprise that over 850 000 people report a move using Canada Post’s Change of Address Service.

May 25, 2012
Postage rate increase proposed for January 2013

Canada Post would like to remind Canadians that the domestic basic letter rate will increase by 2 cents, from 61 cents to 63 cents, for standard letters weighing up to 30 grams, effective January 14, 2013.

May 22, 2012
Four Canadian Difference Makers featured in new stamp series

Four outstanding and well-known Canadians are featured in the new Difference Makers stamp series issued today by Canada Post.

May 17, 2012
Canada Post celebrates cowboy culture with stamps to honour the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede
Stamps first to feature Augmented Reality

Canada Post is marking this year’s centennial of the Calgary Stampede in style by issuing two commemorative stamps that celebrate the city’s pioneer spirit and western culture.

May 11, 2012
Franklin the Turtle gets a stamp!
First stamp product to feature augmented reality

Today, Canada Post will be issuing four new stamps featuring one of Canada’s most beloved storybook characters, Franklin.

May 3, 2012
200thanniversary of the establishment of the Red River Settlement commemorated on a stamp

Thomas Douglas, the 5th Earl of Selkirk, dreamed of offering Scottish and Irish farmers their own land to work and encouraging western expansion.

May 1, 2012
Canada Post Group of Companies reports a consolidated financial loss before tax of $253 million for 2011
Labour disruption, continued Lettermail erosion, pension obligation and Supreme Court pay equity decision impact financial results

The Canada Post Group of Companies* today reported that in 2011 the core Canada Post segment had its first financial loss after 16 consecutive years of profitability. On an unconsolidated basis the Canada Post segment reported a financial loss before tax of $327 million.

April

April 13, 2012
Postal Codes and the Importance of Accuracy

While it would be inappropriate for Canada Post to comment on the specifics regarding a legal proceeding, we would like to provide some context when it comes to the importance of quality data.

April 12, 2012
Canada Post positioned for growing e-commerce business
Pacific Processing Centre at Vancouver International Airport a vital gateway for e-commerce via country’s largest delivery network

The Hon. Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), and Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra today revealed the strategic role a $200-million processing plant now under construction.

April 10, 2012
Canada Post launches free online targeting tool
Helps small & medium-sized businesses better target their marketing efforts

Small and medium-sized businesses across Canada can now find and better target prospective customers with an easy-to-use online tool offered by Canada Post.

April 5, 2012
Titanic commemorative stamp collection on sale today
Special Titanic postmark unveiled

Canada Post’s collection of stamps commemorating the Titanic’s centennial went on sale today in post offices across the country.

March

March 20, 2012
Canada Post commemorates Canadian Titanic ties with stamps
Canadian recovery efforts saluted in marking 100th anniversary of the ship’s disaster

Canada Post unveiled today the images of the five stamps that will be issued on April 5 to mark the centennial of the sinking of RMS Titanic.

March 14, 2012
From electronic to paper: Fraud can happen anywhere
Tips for Preventing Identity Theft

March is Fraud Prevention Month and Canada Post wants to remind customers that fraud, identity theft and other types of scams can happen anywhere – in your mailbox or recycle bin, via email, on the telephone, and more.

March 1, 2012
Spring is in the air at Canada Post with new daylily stamps

The beauty of spring is captured in a stunning new flower stamp series by Canada Post issued today.

February

Feb. 23, 2012
What do cows, running horses and Vincent Van Gogh have in common?
Sculptures by Saskatchewan artist Joe Fafard featured on new stamps

Canada Post issued three stamps today in the ongoing Art Canada series, celebrating the work of contemporary Saskatchewan-based sculptor Joe Fafard.

Feb. 2, 2012
Special postal tributes celebrate iconic Canadians as part of Black History Month
2012 stamps recognize and honour the incredible lives of Viola Desmond and John Ware

Canada Post issued two stamps today in celebration of Black History Month, highlighting the experiences and accomplishments of two remarkable Canadians: Viola Desmond and John Ware.

January

Jan. 31, 2012
Canada Post and love: A match made in postal heaven

Whether it’s a Valentine’s Day card or wedding invitations, two very special post offices see an influx of mail at this time of year.

Jan. 20, 2012
Statement by Canada Post on the tragic passing of Sarah Burke

As long-time supporters of the Canadian Freestyle Team, everyone at Canada Post is saddened by the tragic passing of Sarah Burke.

Jan. 16, 2012
Diamond Jubilee celebration begins at Canada Post
Overall, seven stamps to be issued in 2012 to commemorate the event

This morning, surrounded by approximately 50 children from two area schools, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, accompanied by the Honourable Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate, and Deepak Chopra, President and CEO of Canada Post unveiled Canada's postal tribute in honour of the Diamond Jubilee at the Museum of Civilization, home to the National Postal Museum.

Jan. 10, 2012
Canada Post breathes fire into the Lunar New Year with Year of the Dragon Stamps

Canada Post today honoured the Year of the Dragon by issuing a pair of stamps and collectibles to mark the Lunar New Year.