The Canadian Press

2016-12-08 | Banknote Woman

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Viola Desmond, often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will grace the front of the 10-dollar bill when the next series goes into circulation in 2018. Desmonds sister Wanda Robson, who was instrumental in making Desmond's story more widely known, was on hand for the announcement and said her sister would be proud. (Desmond was chosen from a short list of five women that included Pauline Johnson, Elsie MacGill, Idola Saint-Jean and Fanny Rosenfeld. The Bank of Canada's independent advisory council received thousands of submissions during a public call for nominations earlier this year.)

Date: 2016-12-08
Placeline: GATINEAU, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 27 seconds

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