Stephen Poloz, the governor of the Bank of Canada, recently said that the bank is looking to put someone new on the five dollar bill and that Canadians would be consulted on the choice.
There have been an avalanche of suggestions. Here are the ones leading the way.
- Terry Fox (the favourite so far and being promoted with the tag #FoxForFiver)
- Roberta Bondar (Canada’s first female astronaut)
- Nellie McClung (Canadian suffragette)
- Gord Downie
This is the same sort of consultation that resulted in Viola Desmond for the $10 note. She was a Black woman from Nova Scotia who fought racial discrimination back in the 1940s.