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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 30, July 25, 2010, Article 17

GET RID OF COINS ALTOGETHER?

Dick Johnson submitted these thoughts on a recent article advocating the abolition of the Canadian cent. -Editor

Canadian coins The headline caught my eye. "Get Rid of Coins Altogether." I could not click on the article fast enough. I expected some editorial writer wanted to abolish all coins in Canada (for an all plastic economy I thought?).

But the article in the Toronto Star presented an excellent viewpoint on eliminating the penny alone -- not all coins. It was a sloppy headline writer who caused the confusion.

So Canada keeps its coins. This opinion writer joined the growing movement in Canada to stop minting cents. The U.S. should consider the same move.

Here's the article that soothed my jaded nerves: Get rid of coins altogether (www.thestar.com/opinion/letters/article/837680
--get-rid-of-coins-altogether)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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