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Canada's new $100 bank note to be unveiled on 28 January 2004

Canada's new $100 bank note will be unveiled on Wednesday, 28 January 2004, in Halifax. The first high denomination note in the Canadian Journey series will be unveiled by the Honourable John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, and David Dodge, Governor of the Bank of Canada.

Distinguished guests will include Marc Garneau, the Canadian astronaut and veteran of three space flights who is president of the Canadian Space Agency.

The new $100 bank note incorporates new security or anti-counterfeiting features as well as images depicting the theme of exploration and innovation. It will be issued beginning on Wednesday, 17 March 2004.

The unveiling ceremony in Halifax begins at 11:00 a.m. (AST). A technical briefing for the media, in English and in French, on the security features of the bill will follow the ceremony.

Regional media briefings will be in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver at 10:00 a.m. (local time).

Date: Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Time: 11:00 a.m. (AST)


Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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