The 200-year old story behind Stephen Poloz’s signature on your money

The Bank of Canada governor explains why he signed his name on Canadian currency the way he did

This being the year Canada turns 150, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz gave a speech this week looking at the forces that have impacted Canada’s economy over the past two centuries. He sat down with Maclean’s afterward for a Q&A, which you can read here.

But Poloz also took a moment to share a story about how and why his signature on Canadian currency broke with tradition.

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More from our Q&A with Stephen Poloz: