Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Panel to shortlist women who may appear on 2018 Canadian banknote - TORONTO STAR

by Andy Blatchford 
Originally published: April 4, 2016
Publisher: TorontoStar.com 

The advisory council, appointed by the Bank of Canada, will narrow the list to between 10 and 12 nominees and survey Canadians on those names.

The Bank of Canada has appointed a group of people to develop a short list of Canadian women whose images could appear on a new banknote in 2018.

In announcing the panel Monday, the bank said it has received more than 18,000 submissions since issuing a public call for nominations last month. Those responses include the names of about 120 different women.

The advisory council will narrow the list to between 10 and 12 nominees and survey Canadians on those names. From there, the advisers will listen to expert advice as they trim the list further, to between three and five women.

Bank governor Stephen Poloz and Finance Minister Bill Morneau will discuss the final candidates, with Morneau making the ultimate call.

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