Saturday January 30, 2016

Which incredible Canadian woman should be featured on the $20 bill?

Top row: Michaëlle Jean, Nellie McClung, Margaret Atwood, Agnes Macphail, Cindy Blackstock. Bottom Row: Emily Carr, Roberta Bondar, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Perdita Felicien, Laura Secord.

Top row: Michaëlle Jean, Nellie McClung, Margaret Atwood, Agnes Macphail, Cindy Blackstock. Bottom Row: Emily Carr, Roberta Bondar, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Perdita Felicien, Laura Secord.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he is open to redesigning Canadian banknotes to feature more women. Because other than Queen Elizabeth, our bills only feature the faces of men. 

So, in honour of this week's episode, we asked who you'd put on Canadian currency... and you answered! We got over 7,000 suggestions for incredible women who deserve a place on our banknotes. 

Here are the results: 

Pie Chart

The Top 10

1.) Buffy Sainte-Marie

2.) Nellie McClung

3.) Margaret Atwood

4.) Michaëlle Jean

5.) Roberta Bondar

6.) Emily Carr

7.) Perdita Felicien

8.) Cindy Blackstock

9.) Laura Secord

10.) Agnes Macphail