Thursday, February 08, 2007

Canada Post defends customized stamp use

The Canadian Broadcasting Company is reporting that Canada Post is defending one of its programs after a family created a customized stamp honouring a Montreal Tamil separatist who advocated violence.

The family of V. Navaratnam, who was a vocal supporter of a Tamil state, purchased the personalized stamps (shown above)through a Canada Post program.

Jim Phillips, director of the picture postage stamp program,is quoted in the article as saying there wasn't anything unusual about the request for stamps and that he wasn't aware of Navaratnam's political beliefs.

"It's not an official Canadian stamp issued by the government of Canada or Canada Post. That's the difference. It's a customizable postage ordered by a family," he said.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM