Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New $10 Bill Honouring Viola Desmond to Be Unveiled in Halifax Next Week

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New $10 Bill Honouring Viola Desmond to Be Unveiled in Halifax Next Week

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Desmond $10 bill to be unveiled in Halifax

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HALIFAX - Canadians will get their first peek at the new $10 bill featuring civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond at an event in Halifax next week.

The bank note will be unveiled Thursday at the Halifax Central Library by Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz.

Morneau announced in December 2016 that the businesswoman turned civil libertarian will become one of the few Canadian women to be celebrated on the face of her country's currency.

Desmond built a business as a beautician and, through her beauty school, was a mentor to young black women in Nova Scotia.

It was in 1946 when she rejected racial discrimination by sitting in a whites-only section of a New Glasgow, N. …

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