Bank note event: Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor

OTTAWA — On Thursday, 1 June 2017, Governor Stephen S. Poloz and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance Ginette Petitpas Taylor will take part in photo opportunities to mark the entry into circulation of the Canada 150 commemorative bank note.

All media must register with the Bank in advance to attend either the Ottawa photo ops or the regional events. To register, please contact Media Relations by noon (ET) on Wednesday, 31 May at 613-782-8782 or .

Broadcast camera operators and still photographers will be allotted space on a first-come, first-served basis, through advance registration, and are required to arrive by 8:30 (ET).

Before the photo ops, members of the media will have an opportunity to purchase a $10 commemorative bank note.


The issuance of the Canada 150 commemorative bank note


9:00 (Eastern Time)


Bank of Canada
30 Bank Street (corner of Bank and Wellington)
Ottawa, Ontario

followed by:

183 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario


There will be no media lock-up for this event.


A press release with more information will be available:

  • at 9:00 (ET) on the Bank’s website
  • between 9:00 and 10:00 (ET) on CNW Group
Press Conference

This is a photo opportunity only: there will be no Q&A session with the Governor.


There will be no webcast for this event.


Weather permitting, there will be a photo opportunity outside the Bank of Canada’s head office, in front of the seven-storey banner showcasing the commemorative bank note. Following that, a second photo op will be will be held with Governor Poloz and Ms. Petitpas Taylor at a nearby store.

Before the event, commemorative bank notes will be available on-site for purchase by camerapersons and still photographers in attendance (limit: one note per person). Only cash purchases will be accepted. There will be no provisions for debit or credit transactions.


Regional Opportunities:

In addition to the event in the nation’s capital, regional media events will take place on Thursday, 1 June. Regional representatives of the Bank of Canada will be available across the country to answer questions. Members of the media will also have the opportunity to purchase one commemorative bank note.

Pacific Region:

At 10:00 (PT), media are invited to the Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia.

Prairies Region:

At 10:00 (MT), media are invited to the Glenbow Museum at 130 – 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta.

Ontario Region:

At 10:00 (ET), media are invited to the Bellevue House National Historic Site at 35 Centre Street, Kingston, Ontario.

Quebec Region:

At 11:00 (ET), media are invited to the Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site at 458 Notre-Dame Street East, Montréal, Quebec.

Atlantic Region:

At 10:30 (AT), media are invited to the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum at 471 Poplar Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


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