The Bank of Canada says it now has a list of a dozen women who could be featured on a new banknote.
The list, selected by an advisory council from public submissions, includes artists Emily Carr and Pitseolak Ashoona and authors Lucy Maud Montgomery, Pauline Johnson and Gabrielle Roy.
Also included are pioneering feminists Nellie McClung, Idola Saint-Jean and Therese Casgrain.
The list is rounded out with humanitarian Lotta Hitschmanova, aircraft designer Elsie MacGill, Olympian Bobbie Rosenfeld and pioneering businesswomen Viola Desmond.
The Bank says it received more than 26,000 submissions nominating more than 460 women.
A poll will be commissioned to gauge the views of the public on the list. Then, the advisory council and experts will pare it down to three to five finalists for a selection by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.
(The Canadian Press)