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April 25, 2017

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In honour of Canada 150, notable Canadians will help unveil stamps celebrating 10 unforgettable moments since 1967

Maple leaf-shaped stamps will be a first for Canada Post

April 25, 2017

Posted in News Releases

OTTAWA – Canada Post has enlisted the help of several distinguished Canadians to unveil 10 special commemorative stamps that celebrate the most significant moments in the life of the country since it proudly marked its Centennial.

In a video message (view here), Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra, joined by Canada Post employees and Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, proudly introduces this special stamp program in celebration of Canada 150, the country’s sesquicentennial.

The impressive Canadians include a country music star, a world-renowned architect, successful business leaders, influential community activists, legendary athletes and an astronaut. Over the next five weeks, separate unveilings will occur, each one at a location chosen to illustrate the story behind the achievement, event or milestone that the stamp commemorates.

This will also be the first time in Canada Post’s history that stamps will be issued in the shape of a maple leaf.

With each stamp unveiling, videos with these notable Canadians, other key participants and archival footage will tell the story of that stamp subject on

The first of the 10 stamps will be unveiled on April 27 in Montréal. The remainder will be revealed separately over five weeks, culminating with the unveiling of two stamps on June 1. On that day, all 10 Permanent™ domestic-rate stamps will be available in various formats – at post offices and online, via mail order or phone. Customers can also pre-order at or by phone.

As with all Canada Post stamps, the subjects were chosen by the Canada Post Stamp Advisory Committee. These 12 members of the public are experts in their particular field. They include historians, archivists, graphic designers, philatelists and others.

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