Canada cur­rency honor

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS -

Canada will put a famed civil rights ac­tivist on the face of its $10 bill as it hon­ors a Cana­dian woman on the front of a ban­knote for the first time. Fi­nance Min­is­ter Bill Morneau said Vi­ola Desmond will grace the front of the $10 bill when the next se­ries goes into cir­cu­la­tion in 2018. Desmond re­jected the ra­cial dis­crim­i­na­tion of the time when she sat in a whites-only sec­tion of a New Glas­gow move the­ater in 1946. She was ar­rested and fined, and helped in­spire fu­ture ac­tivists in her coun­try. She is of­ten com­pared to Amer­i­can civil rights hero Rosa Parks.

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