This is what Canadians want the new 5 dollar bill to look like
Ever since the Bank of Canada announced that the five dollar bill would be getting a makeover, Canadians have been dreaming up some design options for the new bank note.
Some of these ideas could actually come to fruition as the Bank of Canada is looking for input from the public on who should be the face of the new bill.
Terry Fox seems to be a popular pick among Canadians, and some people have taken it upon themselves to make some mock ups of what the bill could look like.
According to Bank of Canada Governor Stephen S. Poloz, public consultations about who should appear on the new $5 note will be launching soon. The process will be similar to the public consultations that led to the selection of Viola Desmond for the $10 note.
This time the Bank of Canada will be asking all Canadians to nominate any historic Canadian, and some people have taken on a creative license with the term "historic".
The late Canadian actor John Candy has come up as a possible contender for the bill.
Others have made mock ups that showcase some fictional Canadian icons like the Littlest Hobo and the Friendly Giant.
So the Bank Of Canada @bankofcanada wants a new Canadian Five Dollar Bill with someone special on it eh?— Andrew King (@twitandrewking) January 11, 2020
Ideas and concept art featuring some unsung Canadian heros:
-Sol The Clown pic.twitter.com/lp66SiyIiW
Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip has also come up as a possible fit for the the five dollar bill.
Gord Downie on the new five dollar bill, let’s friggin do it. #Canada 💵🎩 pic.twitter.com/XAZWYI6oqc— Alex Hicks (@AHicks_) January 14, 2020
The current $5 bill features a portrait of Canada's seventh prime minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and hologram of the Mackenzie Tower from the West Block on Parliament Hill on the front. The back features an astronaut working with Dextre attached to the Canadarm2.
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