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Encyclopedia > Postmaster General of Canada

The Postmaster General of Canada was the Canadian cabinet minister responsible for Canada Post. The position was created in 1867 with Canadian confederation and was abolished in 1981 when the post office was transformed from a government department into a crown corporation. From 1900 until 1909 the Postmaster General was also responsible for the Department of Labour.


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Postmaster General of Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (159 words)
The Postmaster General of Canada was the Canadian cabinet minister responsible for Canada Post.
In 1851, management of the post office was transferred from Britain to the provincial governments of the Province of Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
From 1900 until 1909 the Postmaster General was also responsible for the Department of Labour.
Postal System (3094 words)
In 1753 Benjamin Franklin was appointed deputy postmaster general for the British colonies.
By 1851 there were deputy postmasters general in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, but the British government still administered the postal system.
Canada is also a member of the Postal Union of the Americas and Spain (PUAS) in which it has played an active role.
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