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October 20, 2016 ― The woman who led the successful national campaign to have women depicted on Canadian money has been awarded the 2016 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media (Pierre Berton Award). Merna Forster’s campaign resulted in a petition of more than 73,000 names and a commitment from the prime minister to feature a woman from Canadian history on bank notes in 2018.

The Bank of Canada is looking for some of Canada's most bankNOTEable women. We asked the women of Dundurn who they'd choose and why. It wasn't long before everyone had their eyes glued to Merna Forster's 100 Canadian Heroines and 100 More Canadian Heroines.