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Letter Mail Regulations

Version of section 8 from 2021-05-01 to 2024-05-28:

  •  (1) The following articles shall not be enclosed in an item of standard mail, namely,

    • (a) bottle caps;

    • (b) loose coins;

    • (c) foodstuffs;

    • (d) glass;

    • (e) jewellery;

    • (f) keys;

    • (g) liquids;

    • (h) pencils;

    • (i) pens;

    • (j) powders;

    • (k) seeds; and

    • (l) any other articles that are fragile or perishable, can soil or damage other mail or postal equipment or can cause injury to persons handling them.

  • (2) An item of mailable matter shall not be accepted for transmission by post as standard mail if

    • (a) a staple is attached to the outer cover;

    • (b) it has a pin-feed hole strip attached thereto when in the form of a self-mailer; or

    • (c) it consists of a punched or perforated card that is not enclosed in an envelope.

  • SOR/90-13, s. 3(F)
  • SOR/2000-199, s. 28
  • SOR/2014-48, s. 4
  • SOR/2021-91, s. 3(F)

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