Finally it’s been decided! The first Canadian woman to grace a bank note will be Viola Desmond.
She’s described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Desmond will take her place on the front of the $10 bill when the next series goes into circulation in 2018.
“Today is about recognizing the incalculable contribution that all women have had and continue to have in shaping Canada’s story. Viola Desmond’s own story reminds all of us that big change can start with moments of dignity and bravery,”
There were over 26,000 submissions from the public which was reduced to 461 eligible nominees. All details below.