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February 1, 2013

Government of Canada to Mark Phase-Out of the Penny

On behalf of Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty, Parliamentary Secretary Shelly Glover, along with Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint and Diane Brisebois of the Retail Council of Canada, will be available to the media to mark the transition date for the phasing-out of the penny on Monday, February 4, 2013.

The event will take place at Shoppers Drug Mart, 1080 Bank Street, in Ottawa.

The photo opportunity and media availability will begin at 10:30 a.m.

For further information:

Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the Minister of Finance
613-996-7861

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance
613-996-8080

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