Will Sir John A. Macdonald still be on Canada’s money?

Our first Prime Minister will keep a prime spot



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Civil rights activist Viola Desmond will be featured on the next $10 bill, which will go into circulation come 2018.

With the first woman ever (aside from the Queen) making her way onto Canadian currency, some are wondering—what will happen to the current figure on the $10 bill?

Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister has been on our tenner since 1971.

Fret not, folks! The Bank of Canada is going to honour another great Canadian on the $5 note, and both Sir John A. Macdonald and Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier will be bumped up to higher denominations.

But that means that William Lyon Mackenzie King and Sir Robert Borden won’t be on Canadian money any longer. Looks like they’ve had their time.



2 comments on “Will Sir John A. Macdonald still be on Canada’s money?

  1. Sir John A MacDonald deserves to be on a lower denomination because they are circulated more, just as George Washington is on the one dollar bill. The honarable Sir John A MacDonald is more important than this woman, he is a founding father of our nation. All this woman did was get herself arrested to be famous. I wouldn’t get myself arrested to prove a point. Just stupid.


    • All she did was get arrested to be famous..wow are you kidding me. She should have accepted the fact that whites are superior and can only sit in on the floor. And gee, as a white male, you would not have been arrested at all. instead of embracing diversity, please go on blanketing yourself in your obvious racism.


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