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Strategic Canada Post Review Panel

The Canada Post Corporation is undergoing a strategic review, which impacts on the Canadian magazine publishing industry. Magazines Canada sent a submission to this panel outlining its recommendations, in September 2008. At the same time, Magazines Canada also sent a letter to the federal Minister responsible for Canada Post, Lawrence Cannon. In its submission to the Strategic Review Panel of Canada Post, Magazines Canada recommends:

  1. There should be a formal postal "contract" between the federal government and Canada Post which outlines the responsibilities both financial and social that the crown corporation must discharge.
  2. The "contract" should include clear direction to Canada Post that it will provide delivery services for Canadian magazines to all regions of Canada at a reasonable cost.
  3. Increased competition should be introduced into magazine delivery in Canada.
  4. An independent adjudicator should be created to ensure compliance with the postal contract.
  5. Lettermail rates should rise with actual delivery costs.
  6. Rate increases should be transparent, timely and predictable.
  7. Distance Related Pricing and other radical changes should be put on hold until all reviews have been completed.

Postal Campaigns Archive

On Publications Mail

The Canada Post Corporation (CPC) sets the annual rates for Publications Mail. From time to time, Magazines Canada and its partners release studies pertaining to the announcement of new rates by CPC. See below for an archive of these reports, which are as interesting and relevant today as when they were released.

Michael Fox's Analysis of Publications Mail 2010

Michael Fox's Analysis of Publications Mail 2009

Michael Fox's Analysis of Publications Mail 2007

Michael Fox's Analysis of Publications Mail 2006

Michael Fox's Analysis of Publications Mail 2005

Older Materials Relating to Postal Issues

August 2005
Magazines Canada comments on Heritage Minister Liza Frulla’s restoration of funding to program for magazine readers

February 2004
Magazines Canada Advocacy efforts pay off with Canada Post

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