Nov 05, 2012
By Michael Kramer
We’ll see them just before Remembrance Day.
New $20 bills are being released to pay tribute to the contributions and sacrifices of Canadian men and women in all military conflicts.
On Wednesday, the Bank of Canada will begin circulating the new bills which are made of polymer instead of paper.
On its reverse side the note features a view of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial .
The bill will be formally introduced in a ceremony at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa by Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney.
The 20 dollar bill is the country’s mostly widely used bank note.
The Bank of Canada began issuing polymer money a year ago with a new $100 dollar bill, followed by a $50 dollar note in March.
New $5 and $10 dollar notes are scheduled to be issued by the end of 2013.
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