Seriously, this government is penny pinching. Saving relatively tiny amounts of money with ideas like this when there's billions to be made if they got the globocorps to cough up the taxes they should...
When people start to chuck them away, you know that inflation has taken its toll.
At least when it has been removed from circulation we may no longer hear people talking about "one pee" or even "one pence".
We were in Lidl about a year ago and there were a couple of teens in front of us in the queue. They were given a couple of copper coins in their change and just dropped them on the floor. My wife pointed it out to them and they said they didn't want them and walked off.
Of course the Canadian cent is only worth just over half of a British penny so its much like when we abolished the half penny some years ago.
Exchange rate today $1.00 Canadian = £0.64 / £1.00 = $1.57 Canadian