Canada Begins Phasing Out Pennies

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•06 Feb 6, 2013

With each penny costing roughly 1.6 cents to create and distribute, the Royal Canadian Mint stopped placing one-cent coins into circulation Monday, prompting Canadian retailers to begin rounding prices for all cash purchases to the nearest nickel. What do you think?

  • “The Coinstar reject tray won’t be the same without them.”

    Robert Brosette –
    Handbag Finisher

  • “Sure. In today’s economy everything is paid for in nickels.”

    Lois Manning –
    Bomb Disposal Specialist

  • “Good luck trying to join Columbia House and BMG record clubs now, morons.”

    Joe Sheehan –
    X-Ray Technician