Bank of Canada issues new $20 banknotes

The Bank of Canada put Canada's new $20 bank notes into circulation on Wednesday 29 September . The new notes will be distributed and become available across the country over the next few weeks.

"The $20 bank note is the most widely used note," said Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge. "It accounts for almost half of all bank notes in circulation, which is why we encourage Canadians to become familiar with its design and security features. The security features of this new note enable Canadian