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New $50 Bill

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In an effort to recognize female nation builders, on October 13, 2004, the Bank of Canada will release a new $50 bill that will feature an image of Alberta’s Famous 5 and Quebec’s Therese Casgrain.

The release of the bill coincides with the 75 anniversary of the well-known Persons’ Case and will serve Canadians by reminding them of these significant figures from their history, often forgotten despite their obvious effect on present day Canadian culture.

The new $50 bill was championed by the Famous 5 Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation created in 1997 to teach a new generation of Canadians about the five women from Alberta who fought and changed Canadian policy to allow women to participate in every level of public life.

The leadership of the Famous 5 has given birth to a new generation of leaders who have worked to make it possible for the remarkable example of these five women from Alberta to be understood and drawn upon for many years in the future.

 
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