Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Tory Leader Calls for Suffragette Nellie McClung to Be Put on Banknote

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Tory Leader Calls for Suffragette Nellie McClung to Be Put on Banknote

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Put Nellie McClung on banknote: Manitoba Tory

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Progressive Conservative leader wants suffragette Nellie McClung to be given a prominent spot on a Canadian banknote.

The Queen is the only woman currently featured on a bill.

Brian Pallister says in a letter to the Bank of Canada governor that McClung should be recognized for her role in the enfranchisement of women.

Pallister says a planned commemorative coin is temporary and McClung deserves to be singled out more permanently.

McClung fought tirelessly for women's suffrage and was also one of the Famous Five -- a group who won a landmark court ruling which recognized women as persons.

The five women were featured on the $50 bill at one time, but were replaced by an icebreaker in 2011. …

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