It’s time for some new money. The Bank of Canada says it will soon as us about who should provide the new face for the five-dollar bill.
The rules are simple. Outside of the Queen, anyone on our money must be deceased and has to exemplify something great about Canada.
So far, the favourite seems to be Terry Fox, which is an excellent choice. But what about musicians?
Gord Downie has been floated. Sadly, so has Neil Peart. But on the happier side, many of our legendary musicians are still with us: Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, etc., etc.
So to make this a little easier, I’ve created this poll with a few eligible deceased Canadian musicians: Gord, Neil, Frankie Venom, and Stompin’ Tom Connors.
Nothing is binding, of course, but let’s see what people think about these choices.
The Bank of Canada is looking for a new face for the $5 bill. Which musician would you pick?— Alan Cross (@alancross) January 13, 2020