Friday, December 16, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Lisa's Corner: Viola Desmond is an inspiration

By Lisa Goudy

As a woman, seeing a female face on a Canadian dollar bill is empowering.

When Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that black rights activist Viola Desmond will be the first Canadian woman on a $10 bill, I was ecstatic.

A lot of diverse people have contributed greatly to this country, not just white men who have always been depicted on banknotes. Desmond will replace Sir John A. Macdonald’s face on the bill. He will move to a higher value note.

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1 comment:

  1. Amazing column! Hopefully we'll get even more diverse faces on our bills soon!