Canada Post Corporation Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-10)

Act current to 2016-04-12 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions

Board of Directors

Marginal note:Board of Directors
  •  (1) There shall be a Board of Directors of the Corporation consisting of the Chairperson, the President and nine other directors appointed as provided in this Act.

  • Marginal note:Appointment of directors

    (2) Each director, other than the Chairperson and the President, shall be appointed by the Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding four years that will ensure, as far as possible, the expiration in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one half of the directors.

  • Marginal note:Vacancy

    (3) Where the office of a director becomes vacant during the term of the director appointed thereto, the Governor in Council may appoint a director for the remainder of the term.

  • Marginal note:Re-appointment

    (4) A director may, on the expiration of his term of office, be re-appointed to the Board.

  • Marginal note:Fees

    (5) A director, other than the Chairperson, the President and any director selected from among persons employed in the federal public administration, is entitled to receive for attendance at meetings of the Board and any committee thereof such fees as may be fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Expenses

    (6) A director is entitled to be paid by the Corporation reasonable travel and living expenses incurred by him while absent from his ordinary place of residence in the course of his duties as a director.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 6;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E);
  • 2006, c. 9, ss. 235, 236(E).

Chairperson of the Board

Marginal note:Appointment of Chairperson of the Board
  •  (1) The Chairperson of the Board shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure for such term as the Governor in Council considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Salary

    (2) The Chairperson shall be paid by the Corporation such salary or other remuneration as is fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Absence or incapacity

    (3) If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Minister may designate another director of the Corporation to act as the Chairperson for the time being, but no director so designated has authority to act as Chairperson for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 7;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (4th Supp.), s. 44(E);
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 236(E).

President of the Corporation

Marginal note:Appointment of President of the Corporation
  •  (1) The President of the Corporation shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure for such term as the Governor in Council considers appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Chief executive officer

    (1.1) The President is the chief executive officer of the Corporation.

  • Marginal note:Salary

    (2) The President shall be paid by the Corporation such salary or other remuneration as is fixed by the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Absence or incapacity

    (3) If the President is absent or unable to act or if the office of President is vacant, the Board may designate another director or an officer of the Corporation to act as the President for the time being, but no director or officer so designated has authority to act as President for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 8;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 1 (4th Supp.), s. 44(E);
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 378.

Head Office

Marginal note:Head office

 The head office of the Corporation shall be at such place in Canada as may be designated by order of the Governor in Council.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 9.

Administration of Corporation

Marginal note:Administration by Board
  •  (1) The Board shall direct and manage the affairs of the Corporation and may for such purposes exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the Corporation.

  • Marginal note:Vice-Presidents

    (2) The Board may appoint and fix the salary of such number of Vice-Presidents as it considers necessary.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 10;
  • 1984, c. 31, s. 14.
Marginal note:By-laws

 The Board may make by-laws

  • (a) for the administration, management and control of the property and affairs of the Corporation;

  • (b) for the regulation of proceedings of the Board, including the establishment of committees of the Board, the time and place for the holding of meetings of the Board or of any committee thereof, and the quorum and procedure at all such meetings;

  • (c) prescribing the functions, duties and powers of any committee of the Board and of the Chairperson, President, directors, officers, agents and employees of the Corporation; and

  • (d) respecting administration of contracts relating to any business of the Corporation.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 11;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 236(E).

Staff

Marginal note:Officers and employees

 The Corporation may employ such officers and employees and may engage the services of such agents, advisers and consultants as it considers necessary for the proper conduct of its business, and may fix the terms and conditions of their employment or engagement, as the case may be, and pay their remuneration.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 13.
Marginal note:Presumption
  •  (1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (4), every person employed or engaged pursuant to section 12 is deemed not to be employed in the federal public administration.

  • (2) [Repealed, 1999, c. 34, s. 227]

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) The Public Service Superannuation Act does not apply to any director of the Corporation, other than the Chairperson, President and any director selected from among persons employed in the federal public administration, unless, in the case of any one of them, the Governor in Council otherwise directs.

  • Marginal note:Aeronautics Act

    (4) For the purposes of any regulation made pursuant to section 9 of the Aeronautics Act, the Chairperson, President, officers and employees of the Corporation shall be deemed to be employed in the federal public administration.

  • Marginal note:Canada Labour Code

    (5) Notwithstanding any provision of Part I of the Canada Labour Code, for the purposes of the application of that Part to the Corporation and to officers and employees of the Corporation, a mail contractor is deemed not to be a dependent contractor or an employee within the meaning of those terms in subsection 3(1) of that Act.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 13;
  • 1999, c. 34, s. 227;
  • 2003, c. 22, s. 224(E);
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 236(E).

Exclusive Privilege of Corporation

Marginal note:Exclusive privilege
  •  (1) Subject to section 15, the Corporation has the sole and exclusive privilege of collecting, transmitting and delivering letters to the addressee thereof within Canada.

  • Marginal note:Other mail

    (2) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as requiring any person to transmit by post any newspaper, magazine, book, catalogue or goods.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 14.
Marginal note:Exception
  •  (1) The exclusive privilege referred to in subsection 14(1) does not apply to

    • (a) letters carried incidentally and delivered to the addressee thereof by a friend of the sender or addressee;

    • (b) commissions, affidavits, writs, processes or proceedings issued by a court of justice;

    • (c) letters lawfully brought into Canada and forthwith posted thereafter;

    • (d) letters concerning goods for delivery therewith, carried by a common carrier without pay, reward, advantage or profit for so doing;

    • (e) letters of an urgent nature that are transmitted by a messenger for a fee at least equal to an amount that is three times the regular rate of postage payable for delivery in Canada of similarly addressed letters weighing fifty grams;

    • (f) letters of any merchant or owner of a cargo vessel or the cargo therein that are carried by such vessel or by any employee of such merchant or owner and delivered to the addressee thereof without pay, reward, advantage or profit for so doing;

    • (g) letters concerning the affairs of an organization that are transmitted between offices of that organization by an employee thereof;

    • (h) letters in the course of transmission by any electronic or optical means; and

    • (i) letters transmitted by any naval, army or air forces of any foreign country that are in Canada with the consent of the Government of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Collection

    (2) Nothing in subsection (1) shall be construed as authorizing any person to collect or receive any letters for the purpose of transmitting or delivering them as described in that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Letters to foreign addressees

    (3) The exclusive privilege referred to in subsection 14(1) does not apply to letters intended for delivery to an addressee outside Canada.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 15;
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1885.
 
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