Women to appear on Canadian dollar billBreaking News
tags: women history, Womens History Month
The portrait of an iconic Canadian woman is set to appear on a new series of bank notes, and a British Columbia historian says it’s about time.
Merna Forster has been writing letters to politicians and Bank of Canada governors for years saying that it is unacceptable not to have a single bill featuring the image of a female figure from the country’s history.
Her campaign includes an online petition launched in 2013, which has since collected more than 73,000 signatures, and an interactive website that allows people to suggest which woman they would like to see on a bank note.
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