A list of women who could be on Canadian currency
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Mar 08, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

A list of women who could be on Canadian currency

OTTAWA — A look at five women who could be candidates to be on Canadian currency:

Nellie McClung (1873 to 1953)

Political activist Nellie McClung was one of the strongest voices of the women's suffrage movement across Canada. She helped stage a mock parliament in Manitoba in 1914, that satirized what people claimed were the dangers of allowing women to vote and helping win support for the campaign.


Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874 to 1942)

Author Lucy Maud Montgomery has enchanted readers the world over with her "Anne of Green Gables" books, which chronicle the adventures of a red-headed orphan on Prince Edward Island. The prolific writer's works have been translated into about 20 languages.


Anges MacPhail (1890 to 1954)

Anges MacPhail was elected Canada's first female member of Parliament in 1921 - the first election where Canadian women were allowed to cast ballots. The staunch human rights champion fought for prison reform, old-age pension and women's rights throughout her time in politics.


Mary Pickford (1892 to 1979)

She may have been known as America's Sweetheart, but legendary film actress Mary Pickford was actually Canadian. The talented actress was also a shrewd business woman and, at 24-years-old, became the first woman in Hollywood to earn $1 million a year.


Emily Carr (1871 to 1945)

Group of Seven member Emily Carr's modernist landscape paintings have made her one of Canada's best-known artists. Her work portrays the vast beauty of British Columbia, with a heavy influence from the First Nations villages, and is showcased in galleries and museums around the globe.

By The Canadian Press

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(4) Comment

By Centennial67 | MARCH 09, 2016 10:43 AM
i vote for Wynne's picture on a billion dollar note...she looks like the walking dead anyway.
By Kyle | MARCH 09, 2016 08:24 AM
The article lacks important information. Kim Cambell would not qualify to be nominated as she is not deemed historical (deceased for more than 25 years). This article is simply a list of suggestions. Nominations are open until April 15, 2016 on the Bank of Canada’s website.
By 62burn | MARCH 09, 2016 07:29 AM
kim campbell on Canadian currency? i don't think so, maybe a bus "token".
By Garry | MARCH 09, 2016 06:40 AM
Right now we have a picture of the Queen and pictures of some Prime Ministers on our Canadian money. Shouldn't the pictures of other women be in the same sort of category? Kim Campbell was Canada's first and only lady prime minister so far. Maybe her picture should be on one of the bills.
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