Canada kills the Penny


Will all coins go away now?

Finally, after years of talking, the Canadian government killed the penny in its recent budget. Finance Minister Flaherty was clearly thinking of decluttering and interior design, noting “Pennies take up too much space on our dressers at home.”

There is also a real green side to this; the weight of all those pennies adds up, as does the cost and footprint of shipping them.

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