OTTAWA — Chris Hadfield phoned home to help unveil Canada’s new plastic money.
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The Canadian astronaut commanding the International Space Station made a cameo via satellite Tuesday as outgoing Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty introduced the latest in polymer currency.
The guest appearance of Hadfield — the popular space man who tweets photos, strums his guitar and does science experiments while floating hundreds of kilometres above the Earth’s surface — was perhaps no great surprise given the $5 bill’s space motif and some telegraphing on Flaherty’s part.
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) April 30, 2013
The finance minister stalled briefly until a phone began to ring. Flaherty took a friendly jab as the central banker…
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