Tracing national roots with a stop in Quebec

Quebec conference delegates are featured in the photo on the first-day cover honouring the founding of Canada.

Canada Post’s tribute to the path of Confederation continues, with a commemorative envelope to celebrate the Quebec Conference. Along with the Charlottetown Conference envelope issued this past September, it continues the story of the first steps in the foundation of our country, through archival photographs, art and documents. The envelope showcases a photograph of the conference delegates present at the Quebec Conference. “On Oct. 10, we celebrate the 1864 Quebec Conference, reliving a key moment in the creation of Canada,” says Jim Phillips, director of Stamp Services at Canada Post. Continue reading →

Private postal delivery may become commonplace

Canada Post is committed to a plan that will see, among other things, the elimination of door-to-door delivery across Canada. I’m not taking sides on postal transformation, but I figure that the corporation has done a good job of getting support from the government, and with the current government’s combination of a top-down approach, and a clear majority, the handwriting is on the wall. My speculation is centred on the future of delivery. Continue reading →

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