It isn’t often that I think those in power make the right choice. Most often, I just have to shake my head and wonder (cancelling the Eglinton subway after the tunnel was already dug and now carving it out again for a less ambitious project comes to mind) but today’s announcement that Viola Desmond would grace the new Canadian ten dollar bill seems quite fitting. As for having a woman on the front of the bill, that is just long overdue.
There are quite a few women who deserved such an honour from scientists to suffragettes, writers to politicians. Hopefully more of them will get their due.