The New Face Of The Canadian $5 Bill Will Be One Of These Figures


The Canadian $5 bill is getting a facelift. Earlier this year, the Bank of Canada announced it was redesigning the bill, which currently features Canada’s seventh prime minister, Wilfried Laurier. The makeover follows a 2016 campaign to redesign the $10 bill, when civil rights activist Viola Desmond was chosen for the new banknotes, which debuted in 2018. To get on the bill, a person must meet three qualifications: They are a Canadian by birth or naturalization who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, achievement, or distinction benefiting the people of Canada, or in the service of Canada; they have been deceased for at least 25 years (having died before March 11, 1995 in this case); they are not a fictional character.

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