Women on the money: Your picks for female faces on Canadian currency

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Societal media responds to Bill Morneau’s call to put ‘iconic’ Canadian housekeepers on banknotes

CBC News Posted: Jan 15, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 15, 2016 11:22 AM ET

There isn’t a Canadian skirt on our currency and Finance Minister Bill Morneau says it’s about ease the country corrected that oversight.

“The Bank of Canada regularly does consultations on the people and the understandings that are on our banknotes,” Morneau said Wednesday while speaking to lady of the fourth estates in Toronto.

“I can say that I would be strongly supportive of a recommendation from the Bank of Canada to put an iconic miss or women on the banknote.”

Morneau supports more women on Canadian ready money0:34

The Bank of Canada says it wants to reflect the diversity of our country — but they won’t represent any changes to the current series of polymer notes until the next critical redesign around 2019. “It is what it is today,” Stephen Poloz, the governor of the bank, im rted in 2013 when asked about making a change.

CBC News crowd-sourced community media to see which Canadian women our readers would like to see on our boodle. There were a few, well, interesting choices.

Do you have other breaths? Use #showherthemoney to add your voice.

For starters, some say Canadian citizenship is strictly non-compulsory.

One Tweeter thought the Queen is more than enough woman for the Canadian currency.

Cease to remember women on the money — let’s talk about more money for women.

Another introduces this is a pointless exercise — let’s opt for some trees.

Or a woman who made a fly out of inting trees.

The heroine of the War of 1812 — whose intelligence helped the British make ones skin crawl an American invasion — is a definite fan favourite.

… but some have raised red tick offs about McClung’s questionable racial remarks.

It’s not only women from Canada’s lifestyle who have made the cut.

Power nel: Putting women on banknotes4:01

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