Organization Profile - Canada Post Corporation

Canada Post Corporation



Crown Corporation (FAA, Sched. III, Part II)

Mandate

Canada Post Corporation's mission is to serve all Canadian residents, businesses and organizations by providing protected conveyance of messages, information and parcels throughout Canada and by providing quality value-added service that earns customers’ loyalty.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Canada Post Corporation Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-10/index.html

The Chairperson of the Board and the President/CEO shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure for such term as the Governor in Council considers appropriate.

Each director, other than the Chairperson and the President, shall be appointed by the Minister with the approval of the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure for such term not exceeding four years, as will ensure, as far as possible, the expiration in any one year of the terms of appointment of not more than one-half of the directors so appointed. A director may, on the expiration of his/her term of office, be reappointed to the Board.

Where the office of a director becomes vacant during the term of the director thereto, the Governor in Council may appoint a director for the remainder of the term.

If the President is absent or unable to act or if the office of President is vacant, the Board may designate another director or an officer of the Corporation to act as the President for the time being, but no director or officer so designated has authority to act as President for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

If the Chairperson is absent or unable to act or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Minister may designate another director of the Corporation to act as the Chairperson for the time being, but no director so designated has authority to act as Chairperson for a period exceeding ninety days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

If a director is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent director, other than an officer-director, the incumbent director continues in office until a successor is appointed.

Consultation

The Financial Administration Act requires that before the President and the Chairman of a parent Crown corporation are appointed, the Minister shall consult the Board of Directors of the Corporation with respect to the appointment.

Quorum

Six directors (s.4 of By-Law No. 1).

Auditor

The auditor of a Crown Corporation shall be appointed annually by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board of Directors of the corporation, and may be removed at any time by the Governor in Council, after the appropriate Minister has consulted the Board.

The Auditor General of Canada shall be appointed by the Governor in Council as the auditor, or a joint auditor, of each Crown Corporation, unless the Auditor General waives the requirement of being so appointed.

An auditor of a Crown Corporation is eligible for reappointment on the expiration of the auditor’s appointment.

If an auditor of a Crown Corporation is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the appointment of an incumbent auditor, the incumbent auditor continues in office until a successor is appointed.

A person is disqualified from being appointed or re-appointed or continuing as an auditor of the corporation if that person is not independent of the corporation, any of its affiliates, or the directors or officers of the corporation or any of its affiliates. Expenses reimbursed in accordance with policies and procedures of the Corporation.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($680 - $800)
  • Position; annual ($17,400 - $20,500)

Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($680 - $800)
  • Position; annual ($8,800 - $10,300)
  • Directors who are public servants serve without remuneration. Expenses fixed by by-law.
Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chopra, Deepak
North York, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2011-02-01
2016-01-31
Chairperson
Courtois, Marc A.
Montréal, Quebec
Part-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2007-10-12
2014-10-11
Directors
Cryer, Thomas W.
Rosseau, Ontario
During Pleasure
2007-10-12
2017-09-30
Lavigne, A. Michel
Laval, Quebec
During Pleasure
2008-07-30
2016-06-20
Matthews, Siân M.
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure
2007-08-23
2014-08-22
McInnes, Donald Stewart
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure
2009-06-19
2015-09-30
Paterson, Andrew Bartholomew
Winnipeg, Manitoba
During Pleasure
2012-03-01
2016-02-29
Petten, Iris G.
Conception Bay South , Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure
2008-05-19
2014-09-28
Sans Cartier, Alain
L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec
During Pleasure
2012-03-01
2016-02-29
Sheffield, William H.
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2006-08-23
2015-11-21
Woodley, Donald
Orangeville, Ontario
During Pleasure
2006-08-23
2015-10-03
Auditor
KPMG LLP (Toronto)
Toronto, Ontario
Removable at any time
2005-11-15
Joint Auditor
Auditor General of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Removable at any time
2005-11-15
Special Examiner
Auditor General of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
Removable at any time
1990-02-21