Precious metals are now a prohibited item and can be seized if mailed.
Worse, anyone found violating the non-mailable guidelines can be charged with an Indictable offense and may be IMPRISONED for up to five years.
What's mind-boggling about this is that Canada Post is a Crown Corporation owned by the government. Yet ANOTHER crown corporation, the Canada Mint, SELLS Silver, Gold, Platinum, Palladium Bullion (i.e. non-manufactured precious metals) and quite often Canadians can actually BUY that bullion . . . at Canada Post Offices!
So the government of Canada has now outlawed the mailing of precious metals, which they themselves sell . . . at the very same Post Offices where it is now illegal to MAIL that same precious metal!