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Canada Post—Postal Rates

Canada Post—Postal Rates

Canada Post—Postal Rates

Canada Post—Postal Rates

Published on 29 October 2014
Your Question Period by Senator Wilfred Moore (retired)

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Hon. Wilfred P. Moore:

My question is also for the Leader of the Government in the Senate.

Mr. Leader, this question is from Ms. Rita van Tassel, who is the manager of a small business in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. She had the occasion to ship two packages of the same size and weight — 480 grams — one from Lunenburg to British Columbia and the other from Lunenburg to California. This is by regular surface mail. The cost to send it to B.C. was $16.57. The cost to send it to California was $10.66.

Could you explain that? And if you cannot, could you speak with the Minister of Transport, who I believe is in charge of Canada Post? I don’t understand that discrepancy and neither does the small business manager.


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