A former Canadian Forces member who says a series of aggressive investigations into her sexual orientation hounded her out of the military in the late 1980s is leading a class action lawsuit against Ottawa.
Viola Desmond, often described as Canada's Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre, will be the first woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote.
The faces of William Lyon Mackenzie King and Sir Robert Borden would be dropped from the banknotes, but that won't be a step backwards for a country that has plenty to learn about itself, a pair of leading history buffs say.
A black Nova Scotian woman who refused to be ousted from a whites-only section of a segregated movie theater will grace the front of Canada’s new $10 banknote in 2018. Here’s how some key commentators reacted.