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

Act current to 2015-11-16 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions


Marginal note:Binding on Her Majesty

 This Act is binding on Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 3.



Marginal note:Corporation established

 There is hereby established a corporation to be called the Canada Post Corporation.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 4.


Marginal note:Objects
  •  (1) The objects of the Corporation are

    • (a) to establish and operate a postal service for the collection, transmission and delivery of messages, information, funds and goods both within Canada and between Canada and places outside Canada;

    • (b) to manufacture and provide such products and to provide such services as are, in the opinion of the Corporation, necessary or incidental to the postal service provided by the Corporation; and

    • (c) to provide to or on behalf of departments and agencies of, and corporations owned, controlled or operated by, the Government of Canada or any provincial, regional or municipal government in Canada or to any person services that, in the opinion of the Corporation, are capable of being conveniently provided in the course of carrying out the other objects of the Corporation.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) While maintaining basic customary postal service, the Corporation, in carrying out its objects, shall have regard to

    • (a) the desirability of improving and extending its products and services in the light of developments in the field of communications;

    • (b) the need to conduct its operations on a self-sustaining financial basis while providing a standard of service that will meet the needs of the people of Canada and that is similar with respect to communities of the same size;

    • (c) the need to conduct its operations in such manner as will best provide for the security of mail;

    • (d) the desirability of utilizing the human resources of the Corporation in a manner that will both attain the objects of the Corporation and ensure the commitment and dedication of its employees to the attainment of those objects; and

    • (e) the need to maintain a corporate identity program approved by the Governor in Council that reflects the role of the Corporation as an institution of the Government of Canada.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 54, s. 5.

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).