Activist first Canadian woman on banknote

Activist first Canadian woman on banknote

World December 8, 2016 16:45

ottawa - Canadians in 2018 for the first time to deal with a bank in which a woman is shown from their own country. The government, according to Canadian media depicting civil rights activist and businesswoman Viola Desmond on the bills of 10 dollars.

The Desmond deceased in 1965, is also known as Canada's Rosa Parks. Black activist refused to abide by the segregation in a movie theater in Nova Scotia. Desmond was chosen from a list of candidates who in a special way were made to serve the country.

Desmond was not the first woman who makes her appearance on Canadian dollar notes. The Queen went to her already. It is the first time used the image of a Canadian woman.

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