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An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials) (S.C. 2013, c. 10)

Assented to 2013-06-19

An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials)

S.C. 2013, c. 10

Assented to 2013-06-19

An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials)

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Canada Post Corporation Act to provide for a reduction in the rate of postage for library materials.

R.S., c. C-10

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

 Subsection 2(1) of the Canada Post Corporation Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

“library material”

« document de bibliothèque »

“library material” means books, magazines, records, CDs, CD-ROMs, audiocassettes, videocassettes, DVDs and other audiovisual materials and other similar library materials.

 Subsection 19(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (g):

  • (g.1) providing for a reduced rate of postage for library materials lent by a library to a borrower, including by means of an interlibrary loan;

 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 21:

Marginal note:Library book rate

21.1 The Corporation may, with the approval of the Governor in Council, enter into an agreement with Her Majesty in right of Canada to continue the reduced rate of postage for library books.

Reports

Marginal note:Ten-year review
  • 21.2 (1) Five years after this Act comes into force, and every ten years thereafter, the Minister must have a review undertaken of the definition “library material” and of the operation of paragraph 19(1)(g.1).

  • Marginal note:Report to Parliament

    (2) Within one year after the review is undertaken, the Minister must submit to Parliament a report on the review.

  • Marginal note:Reference to parliamentary committee

    (3) The report stands referred to the committee of the House of Commons, or of both Houses of Parliament, that is designated or established for that purpose, which shall

    • (a) as soon as possible thereafter, review the report; and

    • (b) report to the House of Commons, or to both Houses of Parliament, within one year after the laying of the report of the Minister or any further time that the House of Commons, or both Houses of Parliament, may authorize.

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