But that’s just the beginning.
Canada’s Viola Desmond note wins international banknote competition
The bill, featuring Canadian civil rights activist Viola Desmond, beat 15 other banknotes to win the International Bank Note Society award.
The Bank of Canada won the award over new currency issued by Switzerland, Norway, Russia and the Solomon Islands.
Queen Elizabeth II, who is the most commonly depicted person on paper money around the world, has long been depicted on Canadian currency.
New $10 Viola Desmond bills are being rejected by old cash machines
Hundreds of thousands of cash-handling machines across the country have had to be upgraded to handle Canada’s distinctive new $10 bill, featuring a vertical portrait of Nova Scotia civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, while some others still awaiting changes are rejecting the distinctive banknotes.
Ensuring vending and other machines can read the new polymer note requires a software upgrade for each device.
Spencer Baxter, owner of Value Vending Services in Nova Scotia, said his 125 devices simply won’t accept the new bills. Upgrading them all, which he has yet to get a chance to do, costs about $10 each excluding driving and labour time to get to the machines at various locations.
New loonie to commemorate end of laws against homosexuality
The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a new $1 coin design next year, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.
Same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults was decriminalized in 1969, two years after then-justice minister Pierre Trudeau introduced amendments to the Criminal Code, famously declaring “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.”
The new coin design was approved by the government of his son, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on Dec. 14.
New gay rights coin divides LGBT community — and outrages social conservatives
The loonie, launched April 23 at an invitation-only event in Toronto, features a stylized depiction of two overlapping human faces within a large circle, the dates 1969 and 2019, and the word “equality” in English and French. The Royal Canadian Mint is keeping tight-lipped on details until next week’s official reveal.
Trudeau’s Lunacy Over the Canadian Loonie
There is no end to the lunacy of Justin Trudeau. He is determined to push his own personal “progressive” agenda on Canadians regardless of whether they want it or not.
His most recent lunacy is his decision on December 14, 2018, to order the Canadian Mint to release in 2019, a new $1 coin (loonie) designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his father, Pierre Trudeau’s, decriminalization of homosexuality on May 14, 1969. Trudeau Senior had amended the Criminal Code at that time to decriminalize homosexuality for those over 21 years of age (later reduced to 18 years of age). The same legislation also decriminalized abortion under certain conditions. During that same year, Trudeau had amended the Divorce Act to permit easier divorce.
Justin Trudeau’s Out-of-Control Spending, Borrowing, & Failed Leadership
The House of Commons has recessed for the summer. It can be argued that little was achieved by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his current Liberal government during the first half of 2018 to actually help hardworking, middle class Canadian families, which they claim to support.