Big controversy in Canada: New banknotes have the wrong maple leaf

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    Jan 21, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    ""It's rather sad. It's not the first time that it's happened," said Julian Starr, a botany professor at the University of Ottawa who specializes in plant identification and classification. "It's almost Canadian in the fact that we can't even get our symbols right.""

    http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/01/21/big-controversy-in-canada-new-banknotes-have-the-wrong-maple-leaf/
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    Jan 21, 2013 11:44 PM GMT
    Remember all the controversy about the $100 note with the scientist who looked too asian? they had to change it so the girl looked more "white" so it wouldn't be taken as racist or stereotyping asians into being scientists
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    Jan 21, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    Why stylize the symbol on two dozen species native to Canada? Afraid of choosing one and offending the rest? It would seem sensible to pick one that is recognizably maplely enough and simple.
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    Jan 22, 2013 12:04 AM GMT
    I kind of agree with one comment about the $20 note that Queen Liz looks quite puzzled.
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    Jan 22, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
    And the Loonie is still worth more than the US Dollar.
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    Jan 22, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidAnd the Loonie is still worth more than the US Dollar.

    by a penny
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    Jan 22, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
    Canoodians can't even drive on Florida roads in a standardized vehicle. You really expect them to make a NEW standard of money? icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 22, 2013 3:14 AM GMT
    Caslon22000 saidWhy stylize the symbol on two dozen species native to Canada? Afraid of choosing one and offending the rest? It would seem sensible to pick one that is recognizably maplely enough and simple.


    But that might not be in the spirit of multiculturalism.

    Perhaps they should have put a counterfeit feature which represented all of the different species in a mosaic type presentation.

    But then again, I'm not Canadian so it's really none of my business.