The NDP’s Pat Martin introduced a private member’s bill yesterday calling for
an end to the penny
in Canada for all the reasons I’ve been harping on, mainly that the things cost more to make than they’re actually worth and that people don’t use them and are annoyed by them. Dalton McGuinty has also come out in support of the cause, saying that people hate getting them in their change.
The odds of Martin’s bill getting anywhere may not be very good, but hey, at least the government is finally listening, so we can win this battle yet!