Canada Stamps - B - Semi Postal

Canada Semi-Postal stamps were issued from 1974 to 1976 and a final one in 1996. These stamps were sold with a 2 or 5 cents surcharge. The surtax of the B1 - B12 semi-postals was in support of the 21st Olympic Games, held in Montreal in 1976. B13 issued in 1996 pictures a missing piece of the literacy puzzle. The 5¢ surcharge was for the benefit of ABC Canada in support of its family literacy programs.