Canadians will soon vote on who will appear on the country’s new $5 banknote.
Toronto Storeys reports that the public consultation will be similar to the process offered to citizens to vote for which historical figure would appear on the newly designed $10 banknote released in 2018.
This note – featuring Black Nova Scotian civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond – went on to be awarded Bank Note of the Year in 2018.
Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, said the public can nominate “any historic Canadian; someone who is truly banknote-able” for the new $5 banknote.
The new historical figure will replace Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who has been on the bill since 1972.
According to the Bank of Canada, the new $5 note will be made with the latest security features, including raised ink, polymer, 3D and transparent aspects, as well as metallic symbols and images.
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