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New $10 bill unveiled, featuring civil rights icon Viola Desmond


Desmond will be the first black person and first woman unroyal blood, - which will appear on the constantly circulating canadian banknote.

The Canadian government introduced a new $10 bill featuring civil rights icon Viola Desmond on International Women's day.

Morneau said the deck was "doubly stacked" against Desmond because of her gender and the colour of her skin. "It's lifelike. It's as if she is in this room with this new $10 bill". There are also plans to name in her honor Park in Toronto and the streets in Montreal and Halifax.

"One woman's actions can really make a difference", Robson, 91, said in the video of her sneak preview, shared by the Bank of Canada. "There was no movement behind her, she was ahead of the times".

Desmond, who was shortsighted, tried to buy a floor seat but was refused. Following the event, she was prosecuted for tax evasion.

She remained there until police arrived.




Desmond was removed from the theater, charged and fined for her act.

Later attempts to fight the conviction in court proved fruitless.

While her civil disobedience was remarkable, Grosse said racial segregation and systemic discrimination was once commonplace in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia issued a posthumous pardon to her in 2009, decades after her protest and 1965 death. "Here I am, 64 years later - a black woman giving freedom to another black woman", Francis later told Maclean's Magazine.

Desmond's sister Wanda Robson removed a black cloth from an enlarged image of the new bill's design at the Halifax Central Library. "It's beyond what I ever thought. It's handsome", she told an audience in Halifax.

Circulation of the note, with a vertical orientation for the first time, will begin later this year.

Harrison said the bank saw a lot of people engage with the website a year ago because of the Easter egg, and it wanted to do something for the new $10 bill that would have the same kind of impact. "This is unbelievable, unique. our family will go down in history".

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