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The Week in Review: The Beginning of the End of the Penny (Finally)

On Monday, retailers finally started rounding cash transactions to the nearest nickel in cases where neither party can produce enough pennies -- this to account for the fact that the mint also began, on Monday, its new procedure of melting and recycling all pennies received by banks. That so many Canadians have used the occasion of the penny's long roll home as an opportunity to raise money for worthy causes is heartening. But that it took the government this long to drop a coin that had clearly outlived its usefulness at least thirty years ago is discouraging.
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A Love Letter to the Penny

Dear Penny; I know you're busy, but I couldn't let you go without saying something. You were always by my side, even when I didn't want you to be. Weighing down my pockets. Making my palms smell like pissed-on copper. When I held you, my mitts got all clammy and ugly.
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Creative Canucks Preserve Pennies

OTTAWA - The Canadian penny took another step Monday on what could be a long road to extinction, with businesses given the ultimate short-term power of deciding whether they want to keep accepting the...
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RIP Penny, 1858 To 2013

Penny, Canadian — Passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2013, when the Royal Canadian Mint stopped distributing the copper-coloured coin. The penny's demise had been anticipated since March 29, 2012, whe...

The Best Uses For Old Pennies

"Free your pennies from their prisons and donate them to charity!" That was the cry of Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty as he announced the penny's demise in last year's federal budget. We've since talked to many different groups who are madly gathering pennies for many different causes.
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He'll Pay

OTTAWA - The minister in charge of billions of dollars in government spending now has been given the power to redeem the lowly penny.A cabinet order this month gave Finance Minister Jim Flaherty the a...
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A Stay Of Execution

OTTAWA - The penny's days are still numbered, but the controversial Canadian coin is getting a last-minute reprieve before it's finally killed off as a circulated currency.The penny, its death sentenc...
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Final Cent To Roll Off The Line Friday

WINNIPEG - The last Canadian penny ever to be made shuddered down a chute and into a small glass bowl at the Royal Canadian Mint on Friday — marking the end of the line for the one-cent coin.Finance M...