Who Should Be On Our $5 Bill? - Blog - 89.9 The Wave
January 14, 2020 | by: Jamie Paterson

Who Should Be On Our $5 Bill?

The Bank of Canada wants to put a new face on the $5 bill, and it needs YOUR help to make the decision.

Sir Wilfrid Laurier is currently on there.

This will be similar to the public consultations that led to the selection of Viola Desmond for the $10.  It’s been in circulation since November 2018. It was the first banknote with a Canadian woman on it, and it was later named the banknote of the year by the International Bank Note Society.

Some of the more popular candidates include Marathon of Hope runner Terry Fox and Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, both of whom died after inspiring battles with cancer.

Who do YOU think should be the next person on the new $5 bill?

My personal vote is for Mr Dressup!

The Bank of Canada is expected to run the nomination process through its website later this month.