Canada Post Review

The Government of Canada is conducting an independent review of Canada Post to ensure Canadians receive quality postal services at a reasonable price. Canadians from coast to coast to coast are having a say in the services they value and need.

 

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Why we are conducting this review

The goal of the review is to help put Canada Post on a self-sustaining footing, while providing valuable services for Canadians well into the future. Views of Canadians matter and are being taken into consideration throughout the Review.

How the review is working

The independent review of Canada Post is being carried out in two phases.

Phase 1

An independent four-member task force undertook an analysis of Canada Post’s services and current financial situation, conducted public opinion research, met with key stakeholders, and examined international best practices for postal delivery.

On September 12, 2016, the task force released a discussion paper, entitled Canada Post in the Digital Age. The paper was developed by the task force to inform Canadians, Parliamentarians and the Government on Canada Post Corporation’s financial situation, the needs of Canadians and viable options.

The results of the public opinion research that was conducted with Canadians, Indigenous peoples, and businesses are also available.

Phase 2

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates consulted Canadians from coast to coast to coast. The information presented in the task force’s discussion paper: Canada Post in the Digital Age provided a starting point for the consultations. The paper is one of many sources that will be used to shape the future of Canada Post.

On December 13, 2016, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates’ released their report: The Way Forward for Canada Post. The Committee’s report includes recommendations to the Government on the future of Canada Post.

The Government will review the report and announce the future direction of Canada Post in spring 2017.

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Canadians are having a say in the future of Canada Post services.

About the review

Learn how the review is being conducted.

Task force

Task force members were chosen for their broad range of expertise, perspectives and backgrounds.

Review process

May 2016 Canada Post Review launchesMay to August 2016 Task Force conducts its workCanada Post in the Digital AgeStanding CommitteeThe Way Forward for Canada PostSpring 2017 Government announces decision
Description for infographic: Review process
  • May 2016: Canada Post Review launches
  • May to August 2016: task force conducts its work
  • September 2016: task force produces Discussion Paper
  • September to November 2016: Consultations with Canadians
  • December 2016: Parliamentary Committee tables report
  • Spring 2017: Government announces decision
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