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Canadian Mint Claims Rights To Words "One Cent"

kdawson posted more than 6 years ago | from the nickling-and-diming dept.

The Almighty Buck 286

knorthern knight writes "A weird intersection of copyright/trademark with politics is playing out in Canada. Short background: various Canadian cities and municipalities have launched a publicity/lobbying campaign seeking a fixed take from the GST (Goods and Services Tax, a national Canadian sales tax similar to European VAT). The amount sought is 1 cent for each dollar of the purchase price. This is summarized by the slogan 'One Cent of the GST NOW.' According to a press release, the Royal Canadian Mint (the federal agency that prints Canadian paper currency and stamps Canadian coins) has demanded from the City of Toronto $47,680 in royalties for use of the phrase 'one cent', and the image of the Canadian penny. $10,000 covers the use of the words 'one cent' in the campaign website address (www.onecentnow.ca) and email address (onecentnow@toronto.ca). An additional $10,000 is demanded for the use of these words in the campaign phone number (416-ONE-CENT). The remaining $27,680 covers the use of the image of the Canadian penny in printed materials such as pins and posters." Here's a National Post article on the brouhaha.

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286 comments

My two cents (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909601)

Oh shit...

Re:My two cents (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909893)

And you have to pay double.

Re:My two cents (1, Insightful)

Damastus the WizLiz (935648) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910045)

Please someone tell me this is a joke.

Re:My two cents (1)

aproposofwhat (1019098) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910217)

No - it's deliberate infringement, so we can treble the damages to arive at having to pay six times over!

Re:My two cents (4, Funny)

somersault (912633) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910311)

I hope 50 Cent doesn't try selling music in Canada, or he's screwed.

Re:My two cents (1)

the_humeister (922869) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910123)

You're fine. The copyright is for "one cent." Crap...

first we need to clarify (4, Funny)

edittard (805475) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909603)

Is that one cent, or point zero one of a cent?

Re:first we need to clarify (3, Funny)

youthoftoday (975074) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910129)

Um, sir, can't you see they're the same thing? I see no problem there.

No, it's one PER cent (1)

DancesWithBlowTorch (809750) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910445)

"One cent for every dollar of the purchase prize", in my book, is a 1% VAT. Am I right? Because a 1% tax on nearly every item sold is not "just one cent", it's a considerable new tax burden.

Re:No, it's one PER cent (2, Informative)

Tridus (79566) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910479)

The tax in question (the GST) already exists as a 6% (formerly 7%) sales tax, all the money goes to the Federal Government.

The goal of the campaign is to take 1/6th of the revenue from the tax and give it to Municipal governments. So they don't want a new tax, they want to shift what the existing tax pays for.

Re:No, it's one PER cent (1)

GNU(slash)Nickname (761984) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910565)

"One cent for every dollar of the purchase prize", in my book, is a 1% VAT. Am I right? Because a 1% tax on nearly every item sold is not "just one cent", it's a considerable new tax burden.
Not exactly. The federal government already collects a 6% VAT (GST), and the City of Toronto is asking the feds to hand over 1/6 of it to them directly.

This is outrageous (0, Redundant)

Daimanta (1140543) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909617)

But that's just my two cents.

Re:This is outrageous (2, Funny)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909633)

If you think its bad, consider how much Curtis James Jackson III will end up paying ;)

Re:This is outrageous (1)

sherms (15634) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909747)

Let put in my 2 cents worth...

oops I don't live in Canada.

INFRINGEMENT!
INFRINGEMENT!
INFRINGEMENT!

Re:This is outrageous (1)

sherms (15634) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909855)

Watch out there going after 2 cents next!

Re:This is outrageous (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909649)

This makes absolutely no cents! ;-)

When will it end?! (5, Insightful)

Enoxice (993945) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909631)

There are some days I have to double check myself and make sure I'm not reading the Onion by mistake. Those days seem to be becoming larger in number.

Re:When will it end?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909737)

It will end when the whole "Intellectual Property" debacle caves in on itself.

Re:When will it end?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909749)

There are some days I have to double check myself and make sure I'm not reading the Onion by mistake. Those days seem to be becoming larger in number.

Not that big of a deal, come on! We can use mathematical equations to work around the registration.

"Two halfcents", "five cents without four cents"?

Or how about the simple "Sinus of ninety degrees cents"?

Re:When will it end?! (1)

Tim C (15259) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910619)

Or how about the simple "Sinus of ninety degrees cents"?

Is that that new-fangled nasal trigonometry that I keep hearing about?

Re:When will it end?! (1)

TheVelvetFlamebait (986083) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909821)

Just after this little dust up. Then all the copyright issues will have been straightened out, and we can live in non-infringing golden age!

Re:When will it end?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909875)

There are some days I have to double check myself and make sure I'm not reading the Onion by mistake. Those days seem to be becoming larger in number.

Well, at least now you know the real reason why they are so afraid to name he-who-shall-not-be-named in Hogwarts.

Re:When will it end?! (1)

SetupWeasel (54062) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910379)

If you laugh, it's not the Onion.

ummm (2, Insightful)

thatskinnyguy (1129515) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909641)

I thought the Romans had the cent long before Canada.

Re:ummm (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909753)

> I thought the Romans had the cent long before Canada.

ummmm, no. They had the denarius. That's why British LSd money referred to their _penny_ as 1d -- d for denarius.

And a _penny_ was not the same thing as a _cent_. There were 240 "old" pence in the pound.

Those of us on {Dollars|Euros|Pesos|Rands|etc.}, and Cent(avo)s are using new fangled decimal money that came much later on.

Re:ummm (3, Informative)

UbuntuDupe (970646) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910405)

No, but (odd bit of trivia), they did have the census, which measured someone's total wealth, and eventually morphed into Zins in German, their word for (bank) interest.

Parity with US$ has gone to their heads! (5, Funny)

jcc (55702) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909643)


Loonies!

Re:Parity with US$ has gone to their heads! (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909947)

Many of you may not know anything about Canadian currency. The Loonie [wikipedia.org] is a colloquial term given to the Canadian dollar coin, because on the reverse side is a 'loon' -- a type of duck common in Canada.

Re:Parity with US$ has gone to their heads! (1)

OneSmartFellow (716217) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910157)

Except a Loon is not a type of duck.

Re:Parity with US$ has gone to their heads! (1)

Aladrin (926209) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910391)

Walk like a duck? Check.
Quack like a duck? Check.

Hmm... ;)

(Yes yes, I know it's a 'diver' etc etc.)

Re:Parity with US$ has gone to their heads! (1)

Sqweegee (968985) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910515)

I've never heard one quack... they have a very haunting kind of whistling call that can be heard for miles across a lake on calm mornings.

Re:Parity with US$ has gone to their heads! (1)

Scruffy Dan (1122291) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910579)

only if by duck you mean the national Canadian bird

this could happen.. (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909653)

..only in America.

Re:this could happen.. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909717)

...would they forget that Canada's not another state.

Re:this could happen.. (1, Funny)

Michael_gr (1066324) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910211)

...Or that America is a continent.

Simple to fix... (3, Insightful)

renesch (1016465) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909661)

... change the tax to 'two cents', and forward all complaints to the 'Royal Canadian Mint'

Southern Inspiration (1, Insightful)

Valacosa (863657) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909663)

The Canadian mint must have been inspired by all the similar antics that happen in America.

Canadians can't stand for this. We have to stamp the crazy out now, before it spreads.

Re:Southern Inspiration (4, Funny)

Jaxoreth (208176) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909719)

Canadians can't stand for this. We have to stamp the crazy out now
Why? Is it replacing the loony?

Re:Southern Inspiration (5, Insightful)

dreamchaser (49529) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909935)

The US certainly has a huge number of problems, but it still amazes me that not one thread can go by here without someone karma whoring by inserting a veiled or not so veiled reference that says 'It must be the United State's fault'.

The US Mint has never done anything at all similar. Private companies have, but those are not a Government entity. Let's keep on topic and focus on Canada for once, ok?

Re:Southern Inspiration (0)

Fizzl (209397) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910141)

So you think it is nearly impossible to get reminded of US when these kind of issues pop out elsewhere?

"Wow, Steve sure is acting like that crazy lady who throws cats around and rambles incoherently!"
"Huh wha? How can you be reminded of him!? Steve's throwing _pink_ cats and speaking pig latin! I think that's quite inappropriate! Now apologize the crazy cat lady!"

PS. Any similarities between US and crazy cat lady is purely coincidental.

Re:Southern Inspiration (1)

ozbird (127571) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910443)

...not one thread can go by here without someone karma whoring by inserting a veiled or not so veiled reference that says 'It must be the United State's fault'.

Right... like nobody blames Canada. [wikipedia.org]

AL GORE INVENTED ONE CENT (-1, Offtopic)

snsh (968808) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909667)

make every cent count!

Sorry, Canada (0, Troll)

beavis88 (25983) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909671)

I can only assume this is some of our special overzealous brand of business retardation creeping north over the border. You have my apologies on behalf of the handful of us left here who aren't complete tools.

If they get through with this .... (4, Insightful)

aix tom (902140) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909683)

.... Toronto should pay. .... In cash. .... In pennies.

Yeah, that would show them (3, Insightful)

SmallFurryCreature (593017) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909721)

This is the mint, they deal with TONS of cents EACH AND EVERY DAY, you think 4.768.000 coins is going to scare them? They got machines for that. Oh and processing fees.

If you have any kind of a decent bank, they just take your old jar of coins, empty it in a machine and a little later they got a nice total and the money sorted. if your bank charges you for this, you know you got a bad bank. Granted, it is getting harder to find a good bank, in my youth banks went out of their way to advertise bank accounts to small kids, allowing them to save coins and then deposit them in a savings account. Their way of getting future business I guess. Today if you show up with a ton of cash to put into their accounts so they can make amazing profits on it, they charge you a deposit fee. Ah progress.

Re:Yeah, that would show them (2, Interesting)

aix tom (902140) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909813)

I think 21.646 tons of cash would scare them if they get it on one load at the same time.

That's would be about 542 trucks if you use 40 tonners. The traffic jam alone would be impressive. ;-)

You've got your math wrong (1)

p3d0 (42270) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910127)

...unless Canadian pennies weigh 9 pounds each.

Re:Yeah, that would show them (1)

torkus (1133985) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910187)

Erm...you mean .542? 21.646/40 ~= 0.5 by my math

Re:Yeah, that would show them (1)

Firethorn (177587) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909833)

in my youth banks went out of their way to advertise bank accounts to small kids

It worked for me. I've with the same bank from 14 to now. Through three mergers that changed the name of the bank even. I was actually told that I had had a slightly illegal account when I went in to adjust things - my parents should of been on the account.

Of course, I've heard horror stories about my bank, but I've never experienced them - and given that you can find horror stories about almost every business, much less any large bank, I figure they're at least average, plus the new larger bank has good ATM coverage in most areas I wander.

Re:If they get through with this .... (4, Funny)

tgd (2822) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909739)

That makes a lot of cents.

Re:If they get through with this .... (1)

gingerTabs (532664) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909879)

hmm, you owe me $lots*10000

Re:If they get through with this .... (3, Interesting)

rustalot42684 (1055008) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909987)

Nope. You can't use more than 26 pennies in a single purchase. It's the LAW here.

Re:If they get through with this .... (2, Insightful)

jeffasselin (566598) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910307)

Well, you can try, but no agency or store is forced to accept.

Re:If they get through with this .... (2, Insightful)

GeckoX (259575) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910327)

Close. If the seller will accept it you can pay with whatever you want. But the seller can refuse more than 26 pennies if they like. It's not illegal to show up with more though, you just take your chance of being refused service.

Re:If they get through with this .... (1)

EnsilZah (575600) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910541)

Is this a purchase though?

Your license to carry has been revoked (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909685)

Please hand in your cents, coins and dollar bills.

What, did you actually think you owned those?

Bruhaha? (0, Offtopic)

thedbp (443047) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909699)

Bruhaha? Ha, ha ha! You've got the wrong guy, I spell my name... Nnn... DANGER!

Brought to you by the Department of Redudancy Department.

Nancy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20910059)

Betty Joe? Betty Joe Biolofsky? I haven't heard that name since college. Of course, everyone knew you as "Nancy"...

Re:Nancy? (1)

thedbp (443047) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910411)

Perhaps you may remember me as ... AUDREY FARBER?

Re:Nancy? (1)

TapeCutter (624760) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910605)

No, but I recognise the sig as Cat Stevens.

Re:Nancy? (1)

flynnternet (787795) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910497)

A Firesign Theater reference! Very Nice.

Signed: Ralph Spoilsport

(Antelope Freeway 1/8th of a mile....)

silly canadians (1)

Brian Lewis (1011579) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909707)

what's next, someone suing all canadians who say "eh" and "aboot"?

First Bush claims the Northwest Passage is considered an international shipping lane,
Then some dumbass politian sues GOD,
And now this.

The worlds gone crazy.

Crazy.

Frost 4ist (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909713)

So the Canadian Mint's in Sports now? (1)

darthflo (1095225) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909723)

If I recall correctly, FIFA, UEFA and the Olympics guys all tried to trademark extremely generic names like "Deutschland 06" (Germany 06) and "WM 2006" (WM referring to the german "Weltmeisterschaft", en. "World Cup"). Seems to be a growing trend, so trademark your favourite words now!

50 Cent (1)

noz (253073) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909751)

Will they sue 50 Cent fitty times?

Exchange rate (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909761)

I forgot, how many US dollars in a Canadian cent nowadays?

Re:Exchange rate (1)

S.O.B. (136083) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909919)

U.S. and Canadian dollars are about the same right now.

"One Cent" (3, Informative)

kaszeta (322161) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909765)

I'm a little surprised that they assert that "one cent" is their phrase, since, unlike US coinage, they actually use numeric denominations on their coins. The Canadian penny actually says "1 cent" on it.

Maybe the US Mint should insist they get paid instead...

Oh, and the Royal Canadian Mint isn't a "Federal Agency". It's a Crown Corporation (status similar to the US Post Office).

Re:"One Cent" (1)

notgm (1069012) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909949)

ah, an important bit to note. i am curious if in canada, like the united states, it is impossible to copyright any work of the government - it's all public domain.

Re:"One Cent" (2, Insightful)

Ctrl-Z (28806) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910221)

No [wikipedia.org] .

Although, as mentioned, the Royal Canadian Mint is a Crown corporation, not a government agency.

Re:"One Cent" (2, Informative)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910237)

But they aren't claiming copyright, they're claiming trademark. And if you don't defend your trademark you lose it. So if they indeed to have it trademarked, and the government should be able to trademark certain things, so that not just anyone can set up shop and call themselves the department of defense, or something like that, then they have to protect the trademark, or they risk losing it.

Re:"One Cent" (1)

Applekid (993327) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910409)

True, but this isn't about a person counterfeiting coins or making novelty coins in the image of the real things (although I'd call that parody, personally). It's a government institution attacking another government institution within the same government.

It's kind of like those Coke Zero commericals where Coke wants to sue itself: rediculous.

trademarks of common vocabulary (3, Informative)

e**(i pi)-1 (462311) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909767)

This fits well into other cases, where one has attempted to trademark common vocabulary:
  • "You have mail" AOL
  • "Hall of Fame" National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • "Entrepreneur" Entreprenour Media
  • "Windows" Microsoft (ruled generic 1993)
  • "Memory game" Ravensburger (a website I maintain was involved in that once)
Tradmarking common vocabulary is as questionable as patenting common tasks. The problem is that it is often cheaper to pay off than go through a legal fight. And that encourages the litigators. The good thing is that such battles usually are PR desasters for the companies involved.

Re:trademarks of common vocabulary (1)

simong (32944) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910635)

In the UK, Barclays Bank have trademarked the phrase 'hole in the wall' for their ATMs. I'm sure there must be prior art and that they didn't invent the term, but no-one seems to have complained yet.

Let'em have it so the US can dump the penny (1)

schwit1 (797399) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909775)

The penny has no redeeming value in the current economy.

Read the article first, it is not the phrase... (2, Informative)

TomTraynor (82129) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909799)

It is not the phrase, it is the image of the penny itself. To quote the first sentence

Demands from the Royal Canadian Mint that the city of Toronto pay for using pictures of a penny in its "One Cent" campaign
It is only fair, if someone uses an image that you created wouldn't you want to control how it is used and get compensated for the use of your image?

Re:Read the article first, it is not the phrase... (1)

omnispace (792135) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909865)

Who took the pictures? What if they made their own pictures of the penny?

Re:Read the article first, it is not the phrase... (1)

Oktober Sunset (838224) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910339)

so if I take a photo of a Nike swoosh and then stick that on some shoes is that ok cos I 'made my own pictures of the swoosh'?

Re:Read the article first, it is not the phrase... (1)

Rocketship Underpant (804162) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909889)

According to copyright law, whoever took the photo holds the copyright to that photo.

(Note that I think both copyright and trademarks as currently governed by law are stupid.)

Re:Read the article first, it is not the phrase... (1)

djmurdoch (306849) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909909)

Actually, it's both the phrase and the image, and both claims are bogus [blogspot.com] . Won't stop the lawyers on both sides from making a living, though.

Actually, it's both (1)

michaelwigle (822387) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910057)

$10,000 for the use of the words "one cent" in the campaign website address (www.onecentnow.ca) and the campaign email address (onecentnow@toronto.ca)

$10,000 for the use of the words "one cent" in the campaign phone number (416-ONE CENT)

The remaining $27,680 has been assessed against the City for the use of the image of the Canadian penny in printed materials such as pins and posters.
So we have $27,680 for the actual image and the rest is for the use of the term "one cent". Regardless, the use of the term "one cent" is ridiculously common and generic and shouldn't be allowed to be copyrighted. The sad thing is the legal battle that would ensue over fighting this would likely cost more than the $47680 they're being asked to pay. As for copyrighting the image... I guess I could see it but I still disagree with it (not that my opinion counts :P )

AHA! Aboot time! (4, Funny)

db32 (862117) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909807)

Take that you smug little bastards! You sit up there all pointing and laughing at how insane the IP system has gotten in the US... HAH! Welcome to the new world, not so smug now eh? One Cent...holy crap... And its not even some profit mongering megacorp up there, its your freakin federal agency suing the city. On top of that the irony involved in the fact that the whole thing is about trying to get 'one cent' out of the tax, and the government response is to charge them for asking for it! Aaaahahahahahaa. Now maybe you won't be so damned smug when stupid shit happens here down south of you.

Stephen Colbert (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20909809)

Didn't Colbert suggested a few weeks ago that US should sue Canada over the use of the world "dollar"?

It's Scott! (1)

Slagged (985600) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909817)

Cartman: Who's that? Canadian: It's Scott. (He works at the mint.) He's a d1ck.

"A penny for your thoughts"... (2, Interesting)

PontifexPrimus (576159) | more than 6 years ago | (#20909869)

"A penny for your thoughts", quite literally. What's with this obsession with "intellectual property"? I have thought of many, many things. I have used these thoughts to create physical objects from raw maerials, to compose texts, to extend these notions and to combine them, to create new, previously un-thought thoughts. And it never occurred to me that I should pay the people that inspired those mental processes, nor did it occur to me to ask for remuneration for those thoughts I in turn shared with my environment. How can anyone claim ownership of a phrase, a collection of words, a simple idea like this and ask for rent?
This is getting more and more absurd. If you can let people get away with the claim that they "own" the words "one cent", where can we expect them to stop? Is there any reason they could not claim that the word "one", as an essential part of that phrase, is also their property? I'm not trying to be sarcastic here, I'd really like to hear an argument that could apply to "one cent" but not to "one".

Re:"A penny for your thoughts"... (1)

langelgjm (860756) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910277)

I believe it's safe to assume that at least part of this story couldn't have happened here in the U.S. The design of pennies is a work of the Federal Government, and as such is not eligible for copyright. However, see this section from the U.S. Mint website: [usmint.gov]

Designs of the new quarter-dollar coins issued under the 50 State Quarters Program may be derivative works of designs covered by third-party copyrights licensed to or assigned to the U.S. Mint, or in some cases may be covered by third-party copyrights assigned to the Mint.

Re:"A penny for your thoughts"... (1)

ObsessiveMathsFreak (773371) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910389)

I'm not trying to be sarcastic here, I'd really like to hear an argument that could apply to "one cent" but not to "one".
The guys claiming the rights to "one cent" have a lot of money, and a lot of lawyers.

Re:"A penny for your thoughts"... (1)

crimperman (225941) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910647)

You could even say they have licence to print[1] money.

[1] yes I know they only mint coins but the phrase didn't right without "print"

Fucking idiots (1)

Porchroof (726270) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910005)

I've copyrighted the phrase "fucking idiots"

Now I'm goint to sit back and get filthy rich.

Government can claim copyright too? (2, Interesting)

noidentity (188756) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910049)

So governments can claim copyrights, trademarks, and get patents? I thought the point of these was for commercial enterprises in the market, which the government is not in (since it can grant itself a monopoly on anything it wants). What's their justification, that without the protection of copyright they wouldn't be able to make a profit...er... they already get taxes by law. They wouldn't be able to finance projects like coining (ha) the phrase "one cent"? I just don't get it.

Re:Government can claim copyright too? (1)

topham (32406) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910267)

Canadian copyright flows from the monarchy, to the government and then to us peons.

Paper Currency (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20910131)

Hmm. I'm Canadian and I haven't heard of this...

Just a correction to the summary: The Canadian Mint doesn't print paper currency.

"The Bank of Canada" prints paper currency.
"The Royal Canadian Mint" only makes coins.

RCM != Paper Money (5, Informative)

alexburke (119254) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910195)

the Royal Canadian Mint (the federal agency that prints Canadian paper currency and stamps Canadian coins)


Nope. The Royal Canadian Mint [www.mint.ca] stamps coins only. The Bank of Canada [bankofcanada.ca] is responsible for paper money, the actual printing of which is performed by Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited and BA International Inc (formerly British American Banknote).

obligatory rocky and bullwinkle (2, Funny)

farker haiku (883529) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910201)

Thanks Bullwinkle, a ruble for your troubles!

No! Not one red cent!

Re:obligatory rocky and bullwinkle (1)

KiloByte (825081) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910449)

You meant "one kopeyka", right?

1 cent Candian now more valuable (1)

kooky45 (785515) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910205)

The Canadian mint didn't have a reason to do anything before their cent became a lot more valuable. [slashdot.org]

Seriously (3, Insightful)

mdigiac1 (1169929) | more than 6 years ago | (#20910293)

I am embarrassed to be Canadian. Clearly this is the first of many stupid things to happen. Next Up: Canadian Election. Do I vote for tweedle Dee or tweedle Dumb.
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