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Canada to issue coins, $20 bill commemorating the Queen


May 21, 2015
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May 21, 2015, Ottawa – The federal government will issue coins
commemorating the 63-year reign of Queen Elizabeth through the Royal Canadian
Mint and a $20 bank note through the Bank of Canada.

May 21, 2015, Ottawa – The federal government will issue coins
commemorating the 63-year reign of Queen Elizabeth through the Royal Canadian
Mint and a $20 bank note through the Bank of Canada.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper ssued the following
statement on the occasion of Victoria Day, May 18:

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“This year marks an historic moment of tremendous
significance for both our Queen and country. On September 9, Her Majesty’s
reign will officially surpass that of her great-great-grandmother, Queen
Victoria, making her the longest reigning Sovereign in the modern era of our
country.

“For over 63 years, Her Majesty has served Canada and
Canadians with wisdom, dignity and dedication. It is for this reason that later
this year we will commemorate her historic reign in a variety of visible and
meaningful ways, including the awarding of the first Canadian Queen Elizabeth
II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship to students for international exchanges across
the Commonwealth, the issuing of commemorative coins (Royal Canadian Mint), a
stamp (Canada Post) and a $20 bank note (Bank of Canada).

“On this Victoria Day, let us reflect on Her Majesty’s
enduring service based on a deep affection for and unwavering dedication to
this country and all Canadians. We wish Her Majesty continued health and
happiness in the years to come.”

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of Victoria Day:

“Today, Laureen and I join Canadians from across the country to
officially celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,
Queen of Canada.

“This year marks an historic moment of tremendous significance for
both our Queen and country. On September 9, Her Majesty’s reign will
officially surpass that of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria,
making her the longest reigning Sovereign in the modern era of
our country. In the entire history of Canada, only the reign of King
Louis XIV was longer at 72 years.

“For over 63 years, Her Majesty has served Canada and Canadians with
wisdom, dignity and dedication. It is for this reason that later this
year we will commemorate her historic reign in a variety of visible and
meaningful ways, including the awarding of the first Canadian Queen
Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship to students for international
exchanges across the Commonwealth, the issuing of commemorative coins
(Royal Canadian Mint), a stamp (Canada Post) and a $20 bank note (Bank
of Canada). The Government of Canada will also broadly distribute a
special edition of its educational booklet on the Canadian Crown – A
Crown of Maples / La Couronne canadienne – including to individuals who
become Canada’s newest citizens at citizenship court ceremonies.

“As we move closer to celebrating the 150th anniversary of
Confederation in 2017, we are reminded of the many proud chapters of
our history in which the Queen played a pivotal role, thus emphasizing
the central role of the Crown in both the daily life and identity of our
country.

“On this Victoria Day, let us reflect on Her Majesty’s enduring
service based on a deep affection for and unwavering dedication to this
country and all Canadians. We wish Her Majesty continued health and
happiness in the years to come.”

– See more at: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2015/05/18/statement-prime-minister-canada-occasion-victoria-day#sthash.bcGt1Pvt.dpuf