ABOVE: Canada Post suspends ‘P’ stamp sales. Carey Marsden reports.
TORONTO – Canadians looking to purchase Canada Post’s “P” stamps will no longer find them available for sale.
Canada Post has temporarily suspended distribution of “Permanent” stamps as a result of upcoming changes to its lettermail pricing approach.
A sign posted at a Canada Post outlet in Toronto says “all stamps sold for use to mail letters weighing up to and including 30 g within Canada now carry a $0.63 denomination.”
The announcement comes a day after the crown corporation said it will phase out door-to-door mail deliveries in urban centres in the next five years.
The price of stamps are slated to rise as of March 31 to 85 cent apiece, if purchased in booklets, and $1 for individual ones.
“P” stamps currently in circulation can still be used and will continue to worth the going rate.
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