Skip to main content

Bill C-260

If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of this publication, please contact us at accessible@parl.gc.ca.

Skip to Document Navigation Skip to Document Content

Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,
69 Elizabeth II, 2020
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-260
An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act
FIRST READING, December 8, 2020
Mr. Albas
432002


SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Canada Post Corporation Act to provide that the Corporation shall not refuse to provide a postal service for the collection, transmission and delivery, direct to consumers, from one province to another, of beer, wine or spirits. It also provides for exceptions.
Available on the House of Commons website at the following address:
www.ourcommons.ca


2nd Session, 43rd Parliament,
69 Elizabeth II, 2020
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-260
An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. C-10

Canada Post Corporation Act

1The Canada Post Corporation Act is amended by adding the following after section 5:
Definitions
5.‍1(1)In this section,
(a)beer has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Excise Act; and
(b)spirits and wine have the same meaning as in section 2 of the Excise Act, 2001.
Service
(2)The Corporation shall not refuse to provide a postal service for the collection, transmission and delivery, direct to consumers, from one province to another, of beer, wine or spirits.
Non-application
(3)Subsection (2) does not apply in a province whose name is listed in the schedule.
Order in council
(4)The Governor in Council may, by order, amend the schedule
(a)by adding the name of a province in which it is prohibited for a person to import, send, take or transport, or cause to be imported, sent, taken or transported, beer, wine or spirits into the province from another province or to export, send, take or transport, or cause to be exported, sent, taken or transported, beer, wine or spirits out of the province to another province, provided the Premier of the province has announced the prohibition in the provincial legislature six months before the effective date of the prohibition and has notified the Minister of the announcement; or
(b)by deleting the name of a province in which the prohibition has ceased to apply, provided the Premier of the province has made an announcement to that effect in the provincial legislature and has notified the Minister of the announcement.
2The Act is amended by adding, after section 62, the schedule set out in the schedule to this Act.

Coming into Force

Three months after royal assent
3This Act comes into force three months after the day on which it receives royal assent.


SCHEDULE

(Section 2)
SCHEDULE
(Section 5.‍1)
List of Provinces
Item
Name of Province

Publication Explorer
Publication Explorer
ParlVU