Andrea Stairs, Managing Director of eBay Canada, testified before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations during a budget consultation hearing on October 31.
At the hearing, Andrea provided eBay’s perspective on next steps the Canadian government should take to promote a robust and solvent postal system. Her testimony, which built on eBay seller Maureen Lyons’s testimony to the committee earlier this month, focused on the role Canada Post plays in supporting small business ecommerce in the country. Andrea also emphasized in her testimony that the government should be forward-looking in reform efforts and suggested that an update to Canada’s de minimis threshold would increase much-needed parcel volume for the Post.
The Canadian government is seeking input from stakeholders on recommendations for federal action that would encourage a reliable postal system in Canada. By weighing in now, eBay was able to ensure that Members of Parliament appreciate the role Canada Post plays in supporting small business ecommerce in Canada.
Going forward, eBay will continue to build upon this positive understanding and promote the interest of our hundreds of thousands of online entrepreneurs in Canada.