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Canada Suspends Sale of “P” Stamps

Canada Suspends Sale of “P” Stamps
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Kelly Pedro of the London Free Press reports. "Canada Post is playing Grinch and beating Canadians to the punch, suspending the sale of permanent stamps."

A Canada Post spokesperson is quoted as saying the move was to prevent people from buying ­permanent stamps to avoid the price hike.

According to the report, "You can't buy the permanent stamps anymore - those with a "P" on them, which Canada Post introduced in 2006 to save it from having to print millions of one-cent stamps and protect Canadians from postal rate hikes. They won't be back on the market until March 31, 2014. That's when it'll cost you $1 for a stamp to mail a letter - 37 cents more than it does now.

Canada's "P" stamps are similar to the United States "Forever" stamps.

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