“Queen Elizabeth’s dedication to her role and her relationship with this country make this stamp a fitting tribute,” said Paul Calandra, member of Parliament for the Oak Ridges-Markham riding in southern Ontario, and parliamentary secretary to the minister of Canadian Heritage. “The diamond anniversary of her coronation is an occasion deserving of a special issue and the painting by Canadian artist Phil Richards offers a beautiful depiction of this remarkable monarch,” said Deepak Chopra, president and CEO of Canada Post. Although Queen Elizabeth II assumed the throne in February 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI, her coronation did not take place until June 2, 1953. Continue reading →
The new forum is an effort by Canada Post to seek the views of average Canadians on how to transform the business in order to meet their current and future needs. Those average Canadians include members of the stamp-collecting community. You can participate in two ways. You can submit your comments on the Canada Post website (www.canadapost.ca) and click on “The Future of Canada Post,” or you can write to The Future of Canada Post, 2701 Riverside Dr., Suite N0800, Ottawa, ON K1A 0B1. Future generations of postal historians will be studying this time closely. It would be a shame if they concluded that the present generation of collectors didn’t speak their minds.
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