Global Politics

Canada's Controversial $100 Bill

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Canada's $100 bill (Image: Bank of Canada)

The head of the Bank of Canada has apologized for provoking a racial controversy over an image on the country's new $100 bill.

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Originally, the bill was to show a female Asian scientist.

But the bank scrapped it after complaints by focus groups.

The Asian woman was replaced by a Caucasian female scientist.

Host Marco Werman gets the full story from Raymond Hyma, a policy researcher in Toronto.