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Aboriginal art Christmas stamps

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Canada Post celebrates the season with a special set of three Christmas stamps displaying the works of three Canadian aboriginal artists. Featured are Genesis by Daphne Odjig on the domestic rate ($0.48) stamp; Winter Travel by Cecil Youngfox on the U.S. rate ($0.65) stamp; and Mary and Child by Irene Katak Angutitaq on the international rate ($1.25) stamp.   Continue reading


Communications Technology

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With the issue of a se-tenant pair of domestic rate ($0.48) stamps, Canada Post honours two significant events in the history of communications technology - on October 31, 1902, the Pacific Cable was opened, and on December 15th of the same year, Guglielmo Marconi sent the first radio message across the Atlantic Ocean, from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, to Poldhu, England.   Continue reading


Mountains

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Mountains have served as a source of spiritual inspiration, a gathering place for cultural and recreational activities, and a means by which climbers can challenge their own physical limits. In celebration of these grand geological wonders and their surrounding ecosystems, the year 2002 has been named the International Year of Mountains as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly.   Continue reading


Public Pensions, 1927-2002

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Canada's social security plans didn't always exist. Retired or aged Canadians looked to their families for support, with the poorhouse as the alternative. It was 75 years ago, in 1927, that Canada's first Old Age Pensions Act was passed, which led to the introduction of several public pension programs.   Continue reading


Public Services International World Congress

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The Public Services International World Congress takes place every five years, with delegates meeting to elect officials, establish policies, and plan for the next five years. It is expected that between 1,000 and 1,200 participants from around the world will gather in Ottawa for this year's conference, which will be held at the Ottawa Congress Centre from September 2-6. Canada Post marks the occasion with a single commemorative stamp, available in a pane of 16.   Continue reading


Tulips - souvenir sheet

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To further celebrate the 50th Tulip Festival, Canada Post will issue a special souvenir sheet featuring four commemorative stamps depicting the tulips 'City of Vancouver,' 'Monte Carlo,' 'Ottawa,' and 'The Bishop.'   Continue reading


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