Court of Appeal Reaffirms Canada Post Super-Mailbox Authority

In a ruling from the Ontario Court of Appeal this week, Canada Post’s authority to locate community mailboxes, including the new Super Mailboxes, on roadsides has been maintained. The case was the result of an appeal filed by the City of Hamilton who argued that it has control over its own right of ways. However, while the court agreed that municipalities have the right to pass by-laws, it ruled that constitutional paramountcy (the principle that the constitution takes precedent over municipal by-laws) is the ultimate authority in this dispute.

For more:

Decision: Canada Post Corporation v. Hamilton (City), 2016

CBC: Court rules in favour of Canada Post 


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