An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (rural mail delivery)

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.

This bill was previously introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Larry Miller  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of Sept. 30, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment provides that the Canada Post Corporation shall, while maintaining basic customary postal service, continue to provide rural residential mail delivery.

It also requires the Governor in Council to amend the Mail Receptacles Regulations to provide that the Canada Post Corporation be responsible for the cost of relocating a rural mail box when the Corporation requires that the mail box be moved from a previously approved location.


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Canada Post Corporation ActRoutine Proceedings

September 30th, 2009 / 3:20 p.m.
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Larry Miller Conservative Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-450, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (rural mail delivery).

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to introduce this private member's bill. As everyone in the House knows, a current review of rural mailboxes across the country is going on because of a court order. As a result, a number of mailboxes in rural communities have had to be moved, some at great expense.

For example, I have a senior lady, in her 80s, in my riding who was asked to move her mailbox. She neither had the ability to do it herself nor to hire someone. This bill would simply change the act so that when a mailbox is ordered moved under the Canada Post Corporation Act it would cover the cost.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)