Which Saskatchewan woman would you put on Canadian money?

Prime Minister Trudeau announced Tuesday that a Canadian woman will appear on the next issue of bank notes — so why not someone from Saskatchewan?

Singers, songwriters, scientist, curler suggested in poll

From left to right: Sandra Schmirler (Archives Canada), Buffy Sainte-Marie (Chris Young/The Canadian Press), Sylvia Fedoruk (YouTube), Joni Mitchell (Max Morse/Reuters).

The Bank of Canada is looking for an iconic Canadian woman for the currency, so why shouldn't that woman be from Saskatchewan? 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that a 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.

Trudeau said the bank is launching public consultations to select the woman to be featured.

Certainly, a number of Saskatchewan candidates spring to mind. Vote for one you'd want to see on the currency (or leave a comment).

Sylvia Fedoruk 

Dr. Sylvia Fedoruk, who was born in Canora, was a medical physicist and served as the first female Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan. She died in 2012.

Sandra Schmirler

Sandra Schmirler, who was born in Biggar and later lived in Regina, was a curler who won several Canadian championships, world championships, and a gold medal at the 1998 Olympics. She died in 2000.

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie, 75, is a Cree singer-songwriter, visual artist and activist who has won many awards including an Oscar and Juno awards. She's from Piapot First Nation.

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell, 72, is a singer-songwriter and painter who claims Saskatoon as her home town. She has won many awards including several Grammy awards.


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