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One of the burning questions following the death of Queen Elizabeth II is whether or not Canada will replace its current currency, which currently features the face of the Queen. Well, maybe not a burning question, but like, a question! Although Canada gained independence in 1931, the two nations still share a sovereign, who is now King Charles III.
But because, let’s face it, no one in Canada really seems to want King Charles’ face adorning their money, a viral Twitter thread asks who could replace the new king if Canada chooses not to put Charles on the coins. But Patton Oswalt and Ryan Reynolds both seem to think that John Candy, a true king if ever there was one, could make a good replacement.
“If Canada chose not to put Charles on the pieces, what would work instead?” Buzzfeed Chief Product Officer Ivor Tossell tweeted Thursday shortly after news broke of the Queen’s death. “Do NOT say ‘prime ministers’ or you get diefendimes.”
“John Candy,” Oswalt suggested, retweeting the query, to which Reynolds added, “Yeah yeah yeah. Currency that.
For those too young to remember John Candy, the Canadian actor and comedian was born in Toronto and raised in Newmarket, Ontario. After gaining notoriety in the Toronto-based sketch comedy series Second City Television (SCTV) in the early 1980s, Candy went on to appear in dozens of beloved films throughout the 80s and 90s, including space balls, Airplanes, Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buckand Alone at home.
Unfortunately, we lost Candy far too young at the age of 43 in 1994 after she died of a heart attack while filming one of her last films, East Carswhich was later published posthumously.
While it’s almost certainly a pipe dream to have candy on Canadian coins, according to Global News, the Royal Canadian Mint said it would be up to the Government of Canada to decide whether or not to change the image on the heads of the coins. .
“The Mint is to await government direction on a new obverse design when a monarch change occurs, but we will work closely with the relevant authorities when this change is requested,” the state-owned company said in a statement. a statement.