I was in Ottawa a week ago, testifying along with others about why Canada should eliminate the penny. Those who watched the proceedings on CPAC said we were all pretty persuasive. Besides that, I had fun, and I enjoyed meeting the other witnesses and a few of the senators before whom we were testifying. Here are some photos from the day:
I was quite moved and pleased by the Canadian support for Israel. Alternating flags all down Wellington Avenue [update: oops, Wellington Street] and elsewhere.
Here's the plaque on the building where we testified:
At Phil's suggestion, after the session and before my plane left Ottawa, I did some geocaching. Coincidentally, one of the microcaches had a flattened penny in it!
I'm in Salzburg right now. More about this trip when I get a chance (i.e. a break from touristing).