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canadian two dollar bill

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why is there an american flag over the parliment building on a canadian two dollar bill?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Dr WLS replied 11 years ago.
It isn't an American flag. The flag on the old Canadian two dollar bill (no longer seen much in circulation) is the Ontario flag with a British Union Jack in the upper left corner. The Ontario provincial flag is there because the Canadian Parliament is in Ottawa, Ontario. Because the flag is very small on the bill, it looks like a US flag.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr WLS's Post: Thats funny because I've just read that in a facts book. But there wasnt a given reason as to why thought maybe you'd help me but I see now was a waste of money. gee thanks =/
Expert:  Dr WLS replied 11 years ago.

Your facts book was mistaken if it claimed the flag in question was American. I did give you the "reason" the flag on the bill is what it is. It is not the American flag after all; it is the flag of Ontario, where the building is located. My source for the answer is a Canadian citizen on a message board who was answering the same question.


You haven't wasted any money if you choose to not accept my answer. I personally believe I am entitled to credit for doing the research and debunking the assumption in your question, but that is your decision.

Expert:  T. R. Miller replied 11 years ago.

By the way, if you HAVE a Canadian $2 bill, I advise you hold onto it, especially if it is in good condition. Also Canadian $1 bills.


They are not made anymore. The $1 has been pulled from circulation some years ago and I am sure the $2 bill will be also, if not already.

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