10 Canadian women who (probably) won’t make it onto the new bills -- but should!
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that an “iconic Canadian woman” will appear on the next issue of bank notes.
“A Canadian woman will be featured on the very first of the next series of bills expected in 2018,” Trudeau said.
“Today, on International Women’s Day, the Bank of Canada is taking
the first step by launching public consultations to select an iconic
Canadian woman to be featured on this new bill.”
So far, votes have been pouring in for various historical figures, saints, activists and artists but we thought it would be fun to look at some of the other iconic Canadian women who (likely) won’t make the cut.
Click through the gallery above and let us know who you think should be on the next bank note by tweeting to @YahooPOP.
Known for more than just looking amazing in a bathing suit, this Ladysmith-born babe is a serious animal rights activist, promoting veganism and working with organizations such as PETA. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)
The singer and Ottawa-native topped the charts with her breakout album, Jagged Little Pill. Rolling Stone magazine dubbed her the “Queen of alt-rock angst” in 2001. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)
The 27-year-old model and designer was born in Toronto but spent most of her childhood in Richmond, B.C. Muse to designer, Zac Posen, she’s walked the runways of pretty much every big fashion house across North America and Europe. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)
Born in Bulgaria, the young actress moved to Toronto at age two. Her breakout role in “Degrassi: The Next Generation” launched her international acting career with a starring role in “The Vampire Diaries”and films like “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Final Girls.”(Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)
The “pop punk princess” burst onto the scene at age 17. The Napanee, Ont.-native’s second album Under My Skin landed her in the number one spot on the Billboard charts in 2004. Apart from music, Lavigne established the Avril Lavigne Foundation, which aids youth suffering from illnesses and disabilities. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)
The Halifax-native stole our hearts in her breakout role as Juno, in the titular film about teen pregnancy. Along with acting, Page has used her fame to bring light to humanitarian issues like the military dictatorship in Burma and being an openly gay woman in Hollywood. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)
Growing up in Toronto’s gritty suburb of Scarborough, Dobson caught her break in 2003 with her self-titled album, Fefe Dobson. She later appeared in the TV series “American Dreams” playing the role of Tina Turner. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)
Recently nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her role in “Spotlight,” the London, Ont. actress has appeared in iconic films like, “Mean Girls,” “The Notebook” and “Midnight in Paris.” McAdams has been outspoken about her eco-friendly lifestyle, the criminalization of immigrants and even attended an Occupy Toronto demonstration in 2011. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)
The Victoria, B.C.-native became a star with her breakout hit, “I’m Like a Bird,” which earned her both a Grammy and a Juno Award. Over the years she has worked with programs such as AIDS on MTV and Free the Children, donating $1 million in 2011 to help support the construction of a girl’s school in the Maasai region of Kenya. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)
Most of the world knows her as Dr. Christina Yang from “Grey’s Anatomy” but in her native home of Nepean, Ont., she’s a local hero. Over the years, her role on the show has earned her a Golden Globe, two SAGs and five Emmy nominations. In addition, she’s appeared in a number of other films, TV series and documentaries. (Getty/Royal Canadian Mint)