Original language of petition: English
The Government of Canada thanks the petitioners for expressing their views about the design of the new $5 bank note.
The accomplishments of distinguished Canadians are an integral part of our history and culture. Their representation on our bank notes is an important means to reflect our shared character and values. The Bank of Canada, on behalf of the government, has taken an open and transparent approach to the consideration of a portrait for the $5 bank note.
The Bank launched official public consultations in 2020, receiving about 53,000 submissions from about 45,000 Canadians, which resulted in over 600 qualifying nominees. All eligible nominations were reviewed by an independent Advisory Council composed of eminent individuals from academia, the cultural sector, and civil society.
Following a thorough and rigorous process, the Advisory Council established a short list of eight candidates which the government will consider.
The Government of Canada is pleased that thousands of Canadians engaged in this process and took time to reflect on the many remarkable Canadians worth celebrating. The government will take this petition under careful consideration.
Only validated signatures are counted towards the total number of signatures.
|Province / Territory||Signatures|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||22|
|Prince Edward Island||36|