As of May 4th The Royal Canadian Mint will no longer be distributing copper plated pennies in Canada.
They stopped producing them on May 4th 2012.
All future cash transactions will now need to rounded off to the nearest 5 cents or nickel.
If a purchase is 1 or 2 cents over the purchase price then you would not pay it.
If the price is 3 or 4 cents over the purchase price then you will pay more with the nickel.
Now we Canadians cannot add our two cents worth in any future discussions.
We now will need to add our nickels worth of input, plus HST of course.
Have a great day..