Interesting that they would adopt plastic money in a country where the pulp and paper
industry is so huge.
A good point, but yet a scary thought too. There's a large portion of that industry in the Quebec part of Canada.
Quebec at one point in the mid 1990's threatened to separate from Canada.
If that industry alone were strong enough to keep them alive, I bet that plan would have gone ahead and plastic money (as a separate currency) would have happened sooner rather than later in Canada.
In the end, it was decided that Quebec wants to leave, but they don't want to go with their own currency.
They wanted to keep Canadian money!
Interesting history Canada has eh?
When all was said and done (so far), Canada agreed to accept Quebec as a "distinct society".