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One among five prospective women's image to appear on next Canadian bank note

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One among five prospective women's image to appear on next Canadian bank note

India Blooms News Service | 26 Nov 2016, 04:58 am
Toronto, Nov.25 (IBNS): The Bank of Canada released the list of five prospective women which included two activists, a poet, an engineer and an athlete whose image could appear on the next new series of Canadian bank notes due out in 2018, CP24 reported.

The short list includes Viola Desmond, who fought racial inequality in Nova Scotia, Pauline Johnson, a poet who was the daughter of a Mohawk chief and an English woman, and Elsie MacGill, the first Canadian woman to receive a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a master's degree in aeronautical engineering, Bobbie Rosenfeld, track and field athlete, who won a silver and gold medal at the 1928 Olympics and then became a sports columnist, and Idola Saint-Jean, a feminist and an innovator in the fight for voting right in Quebec.

Winner among these five women would be selected on Dec 8, 2016.

461 qualified applicants were submitted by Canadians which were reduced to a list of 12 by an independent advisory council.

The Bank of Canada said the selected five out of these applicants would be submitted to Finance Minister Bill Morneau for consideration.


(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

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One among five prospective women's image to appear on next Canadian bank note

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