Canada Will Feature Woman On New Currency
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, announced on International Woman’s Day that the Bank of Canada has opened their polls to the public, so they can voice their opinion on which iconic woman should be placed on their new currency.
The new banknote is set for release into circulation in 2018. Starting on March 8 until April 15, all Canadians can visit the Bank of Canada’s website to submit their choice. Once you have made your nomination you can share it using the hashtag #bankNOTEable.
“Bank notes are cultural touchstones, and can be used to celebrate and reflect the diversity of our society. With this new note, we can honour the achievements of Canadian women and inspire future generations to learn more about the significant contributions women have made to our country,” said Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz.
These are the criteria’s that must be met for consideration of your choice:
- The nominee can be any Canadian woman (by birth or naturalization) who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, achievement or distinction in any field, benefiting the people of Canada, or in the service of Canada.
- The nominee must not be a fictional character.
- The nominee must have been deceased for at least 25 years (before 15 April 1991).
So who do you think should be the next iconic woman to be featured on Canada’s new currency? Watch Prime Minister Justin Trudeau give his public speech on the announcement.
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