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Canada Post Corporation Act

Version of section 2 from 2006-12-12 to 2013-06-18:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,



    Board means the Board of Directors of the Corporation; (conseil)


    Chairman[Repealed, 2006, c. 9, s. 234]


    président du conseil

    Chairperson means the Chairperson of the Board, appointed pursuant to section 7; (président du conseil)



    Corporation means the Canada Post Corporation established by section 4; (Société)


    envois ou courrier

    mail means mailable matter from the time it is posted to the time it is delivered to the addressee thereof; (envois ou courrier)

    mail bag

    contenant postal

    mail bag means any container or covering in which mail is transmitted, whether it contains mail or not; (contenant postal)

    mail contractor

    entrepreneur postal

    mail contractor means a person who has entered into a contract with the Corporation for the transmission of mail, which contract has not expired or been terminated; (entrepreneur postal)

    mail conveyance

    Version anglaise seulement

    mail conveyance means any physical, electronic, optical or other means used to transmit mail; (Version anglaise seulement)

    mailable matter


    mailable matter means any message, information, funds or goods that may be transmitted by post; (objets)



    Minister means such member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada as is designated by the Governor in Council as the Minister for the purposes of this Act; (ministre)


    poster ou déposer

    post means to leave in a post office or with a person authorized by the Corporation to receive mailable matter; (poster ou déposer)

    post office

    bureaux de poste

    post office includes any place, receptacle, device or mail conveyance authorized by the Corporation for the posting, receipt, sorting, handling, transmission or delivery of mail; (bureaux de poste)



    postage means the charge or surcharge payable for the collection, transmission and delivery by the Corporation of messages, information, funds or goods and for insurance or other special services provided by the Corporation in relation thereto; (port)

    postage stamp


    postage stamp means any stamp, postage impression or postage meter impression authorized by the Corporation for the purpose of paying postage; (timbres-poste)

    postal remittance

    titre de versement postal

    postal remittance means any instrument authorized by the Corporation for the remittance of funds; (titre de versement postal)



    President means the President of the Corporation appointed pursuant to section 8; (président)



    transmit means to send or convey from one place to another place by any physical, electronic, optical or other means; (transmission)

    transmit by post

    transmission postale

    transmit by post means to transmit through or by means of the Corporation; (transmission postale)

    undeliverable letter

    lettres non distribuables

    undeliverable letter means any letter that for any reason cannot be delivered to the addressee thereof and includes any letter the delivery of which is prohibited by law or is refused by the addressee or on which postage due is not paid by the sender on demand. (lettres non distribuables)

  • Marginal note:Presumption

    (2) For the purposes of this Act,

    • (a) leaving mail at the place of residence or business of the addressee thereof,

    • (b) depositing mail in a post office lock box or rural mail box or any other receptacle or device provided for the receipt of mail of the addressee, or

    • (c) leaving mail with the addressee or his servant or agent or with any other person who may reasonably be considered to be authorized to receive mail by the addressee thereof,

    according to the usual manner of delivering mail to that addressee, is deemed to be delivery to the addressee.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) For the purposes of this Act, a thing is deemed to be in the course of post from the time it is posted to the time it is delivered to the addressee or returned to the sender thereof.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 2
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 234(E)

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