Canada Post Domestic Rate to Hit 51 Cents in 2006

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Canada Post Corp., Ottawa, announced yesterday in the Canada Gazette a one-cent (2 percent) increase in the domestic basic letter rate as well as its proposed increases for USA and International letter rates for implementation Jan. 16, 2006.


The Canada Gazette is similar to the Federal Register in the United States.


Even at the new rate of 51 cents (Canadian), Canadians will enjoy one of the lowest domestic basic letter rates among industrialized nations, Canada Post said.


Canada Post announced other changes, including:


· An increase of four cents to 89 cents for letters, cards and postcards up to 30 grams destined for the United States.


· A four-cent increase to $1.49 for letters, cards and postcards up to 30 grams to foreign destinations.


Melissa Campanelli covers postal news, CRM and database marketing for DM News and DMNews.com. To keep up with the latest developments in these areas, subscribe to our daily and weekly e-mail newsletters by visiting www.dmnews.com/newsletters


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