The politician and activist for women’s rights Therese Casgrain one of the favorites to become the first Canadian to appear on a banknote of the country, according to a recent online survey.
Mrs. Casgrain ranks second, behind the pioneer for women’s rights Nellie McClung, who received the support of 27% of respondents. McClung was one of the five appellants in the famous case which recognized that a woman is a “person” under the Canadian Constitution.
The aeronautical engineer Elsie MacGill, the author of the … Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Emily Carr artist and businesswoman and activist for the rights of Viola Desmond blacks occupy four positions following in the list.
The last six positions of the top 12 belong to women who have all received less than 10% of votes in the survey: the poet E. Pauline Johnson, writer Gabrielle Roy, the artist Pitseolak Ashoona, Quebec suffragette Idola Saint- Jean, the aid worker Lotta Hitschmanova and athlete Fanny (Bobbie) Rosenfeld.
The Angus Reid Institute conducted the survey of 1517 Canadian adults members of the online forum between 10 and 13 May. The Association of research and marketing intelligence considers that it is impossible to assign a margin of error in a poll conducted online since the sampling method is not probabilistic.
The Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced earlier this year that a woman would appear on a next banknote to be issued in 2018.