Petition launched to have Sgt. Tommy Prince be the face of the new five-dollar bill

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

There is much discussion around who should be the face of Canada’s new $5 dollar bill. There have beens suggestions such as Terry Fox, Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip, and even John Candy in the past. Now, most recently to be nominated for the spot is Tommy Prince. Tommy Prince was born in Petersfield, Manitoba, in 1915. He was one of 11 children of Henry and Arabella Prince of the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation near Scanterbury, Manitoba. He joined the army cadets while still a teanager and then joined the Canadian Army at the age of 24. Prince went on to become a founding member of the elite 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and the Devil’s Brigade during the Second World War.