New Canadian $5 on hold as finance minister delays decision

Canadian dollar notes
Canadian dollar notes
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More than three years after the Bank of Canada said it would put a new face on the Canadian $5 note, the initiative appears to have stalled.

“The current $5 note with depictions of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Canadarm2 and Dextre [Canadian space robotic systems] will continue to circulate for some time,” the central bank told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The CBC’s July 14 report also quoted the finance ministry, which said “the next steps are being considered at this time”. The finance

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