The Bank of Canada has announced the new Canadian $10-dollar bill featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait will go into circulation next Monday, November 19, 2018. The release comes just over 72 years after Desmond was ousted from the whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. The civil rights pioneer and businesswoman is the first Canadian woman to be featured on a regularly circulating banknote. It will also feature a map of Halifax’s historic north end, home to one of Canada’s oldest black neighbourhoods.
via The Bank of Canada