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Sunday, 9 April 2017

Vimy Ridge: 360 with Peter Mansbridge (+ Myths and CounterMyths)

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Explore Vimy Ridge 100 years after the historic First World War battle that helped define Canada as a nation.


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The Battle of Vimy Ridge's myths and countermyths
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a great triumph for a young Canada—and it didn't take long for myths to form after the fight.




Saturday, 8 April 2017

The New $10 Banknote from Bank of Canada Marking the Anniversary of Confederation (Video Playlist)

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There will be 40 million of these commemorative bank notes issued, starting in June - a bit more than enough for all of us Canadians to have one...

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor today unveiled a commemorative $10 bank note celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This special note—showcasing our history, land and culture—was revealed during a ceremony at the Bank’s head office in Ottawa. It will enter into circulation on 1 June.



“This bank note is intended to captivate our imagination and instill pride in what we, as a nation, have accomplished,” said Governor Poloz. “It celebrates the natural beauty and majesty of our land and some of the important parliamentarians who helped shape our great country.”

The intricately designed note is unique in many ways. For the first time, four individuals are portrayed on the front of a Canadian bank note: Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir George-√Čtienne Cartier, Agnes Macphail and James Gladstone or Akay-na-muka—his Blackfoot name.





Unveil of the Canada 150 commemorative bank note - Speech 


Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor reveal a commemorative bank note that pays tribute to Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation.





Source(s): bankofcanada