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This article was published 26/3/2012 (1970 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The country's first plastic $50 bill will have a unique connection to Manitoba.
This afternoon, the Bank of Canada will begin circulating the new polymer bank note, which will feature the CCGS Amundsen, a research ice-breaker used by the University of Manitoba's Arctic researchers. The bill will be unveiled at an event at U of M's Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility.
Canada's first plastic $100 bill was unveiled last year, and the new money has a lot of security features that make it harder to counterfeit.