New $10 bill circulates message of equality and human rights

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Photo: Images courtesy of CMHR

The new $10 banknote features an image of Viola Desmond and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, printed vertically on a purple background.

Canada’s new $10 banknote was recently launched at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg. Featuring a dominant portrait of civil rights activist Viola Desmond, who is the first iconic Canadian woman on a regularly circulating Bank of Canada note, the bill also depicts the CMHR, an eagle feather and an excerpt from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.