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  • February 24, 2023

    The lifespan of a bank note

    At the Bank of Canada, we assessed the life cycle of bank notes to confirm that polymer notes have a smaller environmental footprint than paper notes. Polymer notes have a longer life and then are recycled.
    Content Type(s): Background materials Topic(s): Bank notes
  • February 14, 2023

    About the Bank’s interest earnings

    The Bank of Canada’s balance sheet reflects the unique role it plays as Canada’s central bank. It is different from the balance sheets of other financial institutions—the assets and liabilities on the Bank’s balance sheet are intended to support its core functions rather than to generate profit.
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