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Expect more women to grace Canada’s currency: Morneau Add to ...

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says there will be a renewed effort to include famous Canadian women on our money.

He says he will strongly support a Bank of Canada recommendation to feature more women on Canadian currency in addition to Queen Elizabeth.

The $50 bill once pictured a group of Alberta women who challenged Canada’s top court to consider women “persons” under the British North America Act, and politician Therese Casgrain.

But in 2001, the government revamped the bill and replaced their images with the Canadian Coast Guard research ship, Amundsen, and other imagery reflecting Canada’s North.

Since then multiple campaigns have pressured the government to include more of Canada’s historical female figures.

A famous woman -- or women -- could be featured on a new bill to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

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