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09 October 2016

Sunday Stamps II - 95

1990, Canada for Canada Post Corporation

This is how the Canada Post delivery vans looked in the late 1980s and 1990s. The Post Office department was known as Royal Mail Canada from 1867 until the late 1960s when it was rebranded as Canada Post. The short from of the official name was known as Poste Mail in Quebec and Mail Poste in English Canada, although now it is Canada Post (English) and Postes Canada (French). Canada Post delivers to a larger area than the postal service of any other country in the world. In 2014, a controversial plan to phase out door-to-door delivery was initiated, although already any subdivisions built after 1985 were having to go to 'community mailboxes' to pick up their mail.

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Maria said...

Thanks Violet Sky for sharing the different names in English & French of Canada Post.

Joy said...

Delivering to the largest area in the world, apart from imagining the huge distances, made me think of the Northern Territories and wonder how they do it in winter.

Mail Adventures said...

I've always find fascinating the bilingualism in Canadian stamp. This is a very attractive double design.

Bob Scotney said...

You would see these vans comming no matter what the language,