National security cited in mystery over melting money

The Bank of Canada has invoked "injury to international relations, defence or security" as justification for censoring information about whether new polymer bills melt in the sun.

Canadian Press filed an access request after unconfirmed reports of a Kelowna bank teller saying she had heard that bills had melted.

The central bank has denied this could occur.

In its response to the CP request, the Bank of Canada cited eight sections of the Access to Information Act in blacking out documents, including the clause dealing with national security.

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