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

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

Our first Prime Minister will keep a prime spot


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.