Save the Penny
The only Canadian currency, whose intrinsic value is twice that of its face value.
The only Canadian currency that is symbolic of the National Flag of Canada or the Maple Leaf.
The elimination of the Penny will create a minor conundrum:
a) It will create minor inflation as cash transactions will be rounded up and not down.
b) Customer Retail Management systems will have to be re-programmed to round-up to the nearest nickel. We have shelved the penny – we will soon have to shave the beaver.
c) This will play minor havoc on accounting systems as well. Unsophisticated retailers will simply be out of balance with their daily cash reconciliations.
d) When you round up, the likelihood is that more HST will have to be collected as well.
Obviously, the elimination of the penny will encourage individuals to use debit/credit cards or cheques - the progression of the cashless society. Pennies will linger in obscurity.
We will no longer be able to say “A penny saved is a penny earned”.
The queen’s effigy will only appear on silver hued surfaces and paper currency. Afro-Canadians should be pissed off!
Tim Horton's will no longer be able to collect pennies for charitable causes. Probably hundreds of thousands of dollars per year lost because Mr. Flaherty has no “cents”.
We can no longer measure the caustic properties of Coca Cola. That’s how I kept my pennies clean.
Copper prices and miners’ wages – where will they end up?
You’ll never find a lost penny on the ground anymore. Canadian “good luck” has just been exorcised by Mr. Harper. We should know refer to Mr. Harper as Mr. Copperhead. Are there not snakes called copperheads?
The Catholic Church will no longer collect pennies from children attending Sunday mass. Shame on you Mr. Flaherty!
The Canadian Mint will have to shut down the “penny press” - much like the gradual demise of the “printing press”. The penny replaced by non-cents and print replaced by the "www".
The new “Cross-border” duty-free spending limits should compel all Canadians to bring home more American pennies. Abraham Lincoln will always be a more favourable currency image than a globalist queen. Bring back as many pennies as possible.
Penny jars will have to be retired. I hope you saved as many pennies as possible.
Be on guard for penny-pinchers. They may start pinching other people’s asses.
Save the Penny - get rid of the queen!