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Remember when Harriet Tubman was supposed to be on the U.S. $20 dollar bill? It was one of the many things President Obama fought for in his last year in office. However, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin basically shut that down. In January, he said, “We haven’t made any decisions on whether we will change the bill or won’t change the bill.” Obviously this means, a Black woman will not be on any U.S. currency during the Trump administration. Now, Canada has decided to honor a Black woman on their currency.

The Guardian reports,” Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond was selected from the more than 26,000 submissions that rolled in after the Bank of Canada announced plans to put a Canadian woman on the country’s circulating currency for the first time.” If you aren’t familiar with Desmond, back in 1946 she refused to leave the whites-only section of a Canadian movie theater.  This act of protest helped to propel Canada’s civil rights movement and Nova Scotia’s legal end to segregation in 1954.

Watch a brief video of her story below:

Viola Desmond passed away in 1965 at 50 years old and now she will be the new face of Canada’s $10 dollar bill, see below:

The Guardian also reports,” On Thursday, Desmond’s sister Wanda Robson, now in her 90s, was on hand to unveil Canada’s first banknote featuring a black person. ‘It’s beyond what I ever thought. It’s beautiful,’ she told an audience in Halifax.”

Viola Desmond is the first Canadian woman to appear on one of the country’s circulating bank notes.

The Trump administration clearly needs to catch up with the times.



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3 thoughts on “Canada’s New $10 Bill Honors A Black Woman

    • Canada ‘s Conservatives often get elected and control the government but by 21st c. US Republican standards they’d be considered RINO’s.It may be that the minority population isn’t as proportionately large for them to go on race-baiting fear campaigns and gun ownership is not the first,or only,thing that first comes to their minds when you ask them to define Canadian freedom.If the Conservatives retake their Parliament in the next election you can also bet they won’t repeal their popular health care law. That would quickly result in a “no confidence ” vote,and an immediate election in which Trudeau and the Liberals would come back in a landslide.Of course you 2 Trumpish trolls would be horrified at the idea that a black female abolitionist would share a $20 bill with a genocidal,slaveowning expansionist like Andrew Jackson,especially when Der Donald worships him as his most favorite predecessor.

  1. Phibbs on said:

    I am American, but I used to live in Ontario. I quickly discovered that Canada is the most politically-correct country on earth. It is also a place where conservatives are viewed as racist. Conformity and conformists dominate Canadian culture and politics. So it is no surprise that the social engineers in power, who completely dominate Canadians, have decided to make such a ridiculous move.

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