25 October 2012

Bill C-321

There's a small amount of good news in the unanimous approval in the House of Commons at third reading of private member's Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials).

It clarifies the definition of library materials to eliminate confusion over what qualifies for library materials reduced postage rates,  "books, magazines, records, CDs, CD-ROMs, audiocassettes, videocassettes, DVDs and other audiovisual materials and other similar library materials."

It makes provision for reduced mailing rates for library materials; however, the actual rates are unspecified.

It provides for periodic review by Parliament of the operation of reduced rates system.

The Act now moved to the Senate for consideration.

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