Today, the Bank of Canada issued the new vertical $10 bank note featuring the portrait of social justice icon Viola Desmond, during a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. The new $10 bank note will be rolled out in Canadian financial institutions starting today.
“Bank notes are more than secure means of payment that Canadians can use with confidence. They also tell the stories that have shaped our country. Now, each time this new vertical $10 bill changes hands, it will remind us of our continued pursuit of human rights and social justice in Canada.” – the Bank of Canada