A Guide to Women in Canadian History
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Where are Canadian women on the currency of our country? You will have to search a long time to find them.
What heroines have been selected to show their faces on our coins and paper money, and remind us of their contributions to Canadian history? There is a 1994 coin issued as a tribute to a fictional female: Anne of Green Gables.
On October 13, 2004 the Bank of Canada unveiled a new $50 bank note on the theme of national building. For the first time in Canadian history, Canadian women are featured on the note. The bill features images of the Alberta women known as the Famous Five as well as the renowned activist Thérèse Casgrain. The bank note was revealed to the public in a ceremony held in Calgary, Alberta. Senator Joyce Fairbairn and David Dodge, Governor of the Bank of Canada, unveiled the $50 note. The Famous Five Foundation played an important role in lobbying for the inclusion of the Famous Five on a Canadian bank note.
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