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Canada/Stamps : Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

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Liz
30 Nov 2015
12:37:32am

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Effective January 11, 2017 postal rates for regular size envelope weighing under 30g and within the thickness limits will increase to:

Within Canada - $0.90 plus taxes (single stamp purchases are still $1.00)
U.S.A. - $1.25 plus taxes
International - $2.60 plus taxes

Oversize and over 30g rates will also increase.


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michael78651
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30 Nov 2015
02:31:19am
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

You are referring to a rate increase from Canada Post, right?

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30 Nov 2015
08:54:23am
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

Holey smokes! You will have to pay 90c to mail a letter within the country? Whew! Plus you have to pay taxes on the stamps when you purchase them? That makes our 49c rate seem like a pittance.

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30 Nov 2015
11:24:34am

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re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

This rate increase is for 2016 not 2017 and is for Canada.

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Ningpo
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30 Nov 2015
08:54:32pm
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

The current price for first class 'regular' size postage within the UK is 63p. That does though permit up to 100g. but no more than 5mm thickness. That equates to Canadian $1.27 and US$.95. No doubt these will increase in the new year.

Aside from the different pricing from country to country, wouldn't it be nice to have a global service level structure; where sizing is standardised; where types of service (normal, registered, signed for, tracked etc) are standardised?

I think I'll start lobbying for a new organisation: I'll call it a Universal Postal Union, or UPU for short.


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Liz
31 Dec 2015
05:07:10am

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re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

Yes Michael - Those are SOME of Canada Post's 2016 postage rates.

Theresa - the amount of tax a Canadian pays depends on which Province they live in. It depends whether the province has the Harmonized Sales Tax (Federal & Provincial combined) or if the two taxes are separated which result in that province only paying GST (Federal Tax) on postage. It's a complicated tax system especially when some postal services are subjected to fuel surtaxes on top of sales taxes.

There's two things in life that are certain if you live in Canada - death & taxes!!!

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michael78651
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31 Dec 2015
06:00:40am
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

You left out the tourism tax!

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John Macco
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31 Dec 2015
06:43:40am
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

Does Patches mean 2016?

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Liz
31 Dec 2015
07:58:59am

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re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

Yes John I meant January 11, 2016 - I just jumped ahead a year. Rushing my life away. LOL


SORRY

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Liz
31 Dec 2015
08:01:34am

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re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

Michael - The tourism tax is when we take the US$ at Par from the tourists and say thank you for visiting us as we stuff the extra 35c on the dollar in our pockets. LOL

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timbres
31 Dec 2015
12:05:54pm
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

Hi everybody,

I read on the Canada Post site tha the increase is temporaly retrive by the order of the liberal governement on the 15 (+/-) of december... to give time to the minister to study all the reason for increase the fee..... sory for my so-so english but I am shure you understand me

"NO INCREASE IN JANUARY 2016"

If you want to find the notice on CanadaPost make a search on the main page.... good luck

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d1stamper
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31 Dec 2015
12:24:00pm

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re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

I searched the Canada Post site, but I could not find the notice. Can you post a link to the notice?


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31 Dec 2015
12:29:03pm

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re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

http://canadianstampnews.com/canada-post-puts-brakes-on-increasing-postal-rate/

I couldn't find anything on the Canada Post website either. They've removed the changes for lettermail.

Parcel post rates and other services are still increasing on January 11, 2016.

Hmmmm Interesting.

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timbres
31 Dec 2015
12:49:23pm
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

go to:

https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/blogs/announcements/details.page?article=2015/12/15/2016_regulated_posta&cattype=announcements&cat=newsreleases

I found it easely...

Jacques


(Modified by Moderator on 2016-01-01 08:37:49)

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01 Jan 2016
10:15:52am
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

News article in my most recent issue of Linn's (Jan. 11 issue) also confirms this.

Title says;

"Birds of Canada issue postponed; Planned postage rate hike on hold"







Randy

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Gillesletimbre
01 Jan 2016
11:06:13am
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

I wonder what is happening with all the printed stamps that were made to accmomodate the new rates? I bet some will find the market via the back door, and create a speculative market for stamp dealers. (That has previously happened in 1994 with the 2 denominations of the christmas stamps (52c and 90c that were pulled and re-issued as 50 and 88c)

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DavidG
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01 Jan 2016
08:01:41pm
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

Hi Gilles!

David from Chris Green Stamps, here. Happy New Year!!

I suspect that the postal rate increase will happen, just delayed a few months. Just my guess, though.

David

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Gillesletimbre
03 Jan 2016
10:37:26am
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

So David, you think this will end up being just another broken promise from the new Lib gov't?

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DavidG
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03 Jan 2016
08:20:08pm
re: Postal Rate Increase Effective January 11, 2016

Gilles:

My sister works at Canada Post in Mississauga. She forwarded me an e-mail "to all employees" stating that the 85-cent to 90-cent domestic letter rate will not go ahead as planned on the 11th of January. The gov't wants to study it. No mention of the other rates going up or not.

Everyone is in a holding pattern. I don't think anyone at Canada Post knows what is going on.

David

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