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Viola Desmond, a Canadian civil-rights activist, has been chosen to adorn the 2018-series $10 banknotes.
She is the first non-royal female to grace our currency, and she will be replacing John A. Macdonald on the purple bills.

Is replacing Canada's first Prime Minister the right move for this historic appointment?
a) No, they should have replaced the Queen on the $20 with Viola;
b) No, they should have kept Macdonald and replaced a different PM (Laurier, Mackenzie King, or Borden)
c) Yes, replacing Macdonald is a fine choice.

Here is Viola's Heritage Minute!