Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond is first Canadian woman on currency

by Ashifa Kassam in Toronto *pictured: Canada’s finance minister, Bill Morneau, with Wanda Robson after her sister Viola Desmond was chosen to feature on the $10 banknote. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters Viola Desmond, who refused to leave the whites-only section of theatre, chosen for Canadian $10 notes A black woman who refused to leave the whites-only… Read More Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond is first Canadian woman on currency