The majority are happy we stopped using pennies, the poll suggests.
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.
With the official demise of the penny now beginning, one Newfoundland singer-songwriter has penned a song based on the one
As distribution of the Canadian penny ends, you're no doubt wondering what to do with your hoards of spare change. Thanks