New [Canadian] $50 bill: Out, women’s rights, UN charter; in, Arctic icebreaker
(Globe and Mail, 26 March 2012) -- The new Canadian $50 bill unveiled Monday contains a few changes in addition to the state-of-the-art plastic material introduced as part of Canada’s ongoing currency overhaul. Gone from the new bill are images of human-rights causes, like the women’s liberation movement and the UN Declaration on Human Rights. Added is an image of an Arctic icebreaker, the Canadian Coast Guard research ship Amundsen. Those variations on the back of the bill are to be expected, says the Bank of Canada, because every new currency series carries a different theme. “The [new] theme is great Canadian accomplishments – in the country, in the world and in space,” said spokeswoman Phuong Anh Ho Huu. ... Changes to currency are suggested by the Bank of Canada, following a round of public consultation, and subject to the approval of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. The front of the new $50 bill continues to carry the image of former prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King as well as its familiar reddish hue.
Posted 26 March 2012; 10:26:49 PM. Permalink
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