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

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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.

More from our Q&A with Stephen Poloz: