5 things to know: A new face on our money

Nabil Anas
Nabil Anas

Global Courant 2023-05-08 16:15:00

Canada’s $20 bill and coins get a new look with King Charles III, more than 29,000 Albertans evacuate as wildfires burn, and Prince William pays tribute to his father.

Here’s what you need to know to start your day:

1. A New Face for Our Money: In the midst of celebrations for the coronation of King Charles III, the Canadian government announced that its $20 notes and coins will be getting a fresh look with the new monarch on it.

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2. Alberta Wildfires: More than 29,000 Albertans have been driven from their communities as wildfires continued to burn across the province.

3. ‘She would be… very proud’: The late Queen Elizabeth would be ‘very proud’ of King Charles at his coronation, his son William said on Sunday as he celebrated his father at a concert at Windsor Castle.

4. Guns and Gangs: The Liberal government is expected to announce today the renewal of its multimillion-dollar federal gun and gang violence program.

5. Nanos Survey: Most Canadians favor increasing defense spending to meet the two percent target of NATO allies, according to a national survey conducted by Nanos for CTV News.

one more thing…

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Governor General Mary Simon says it is “hard to say” whether King Charles III can apologize for the Crown’s legacy of colonialism, but stressed she is more interested in concrete action.

5 things to know: A new face on our money

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