About 110 years after the Royal Canadian Mint was founded, the first Canadian woman will be featured on the front of a standard bank note, just in time for International Women's Day.
The bill notes the importance of refusing to leave Desmond November 8, 1946 designated for whites only in one of the cinemas Nova Scotia nearly ten years before Rosa parks refused to leave her place in segregated along racial lines bus in Alabama.
After a trial initiated by the Roseland Film Theatre incident in which she lost the case, Desmond moved to Montreal and enrolled in business college. This happened nine years before Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
Morneau said the deck was "doubly stacked" against Desmond because of her gender and the colour of her skin.
The new bill also features a map of the Halifax North End community that supported Desmond, and the Canadian Museum For Human Rights building in Winnipeg.
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The incident that would propel her into Canada's history books took place in 1946 after her auto broke down in New Glasgow, some 100 miles north-east of Halifax, while on a business trip.
The bill, which also features an eagle feather and an excerpt from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, was met by a standing ovation.
The new $10 bill will enter circulation in late 2018. Subsequently, she was convicted of a tax violation for the one-cent difference in where she sat and where she was supposed to sit.
She was dragged out of the theatre by police, arrested, thrown in jail for 12 hours and fined.
In 2010, the government of Nova Scotia issued an apology to Desmond, for prosecuting her and acknowledged her courage in resisting racial discrimination.