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Gays, blacks nixed as images on bank notes

There are 16 comments on the SooToday story from Feb 10, 2013, titled Gays, blacks nixed as images on bank notes. In it, SooToday reports that:

The Bank of Canada considered celebrating gay marriages, black hockey players, and turban-wearing RCMP officers on its new plastic bank notes - but eventually nixed them all in favour of the more traditional images of a train, a ship and a monument.

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James

United States

#1 Feb 10, 2013
Thank you.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#2 Feb 10, 2013
Actually, putting a gay couple getting married on a bank note sounds pretty corny to me. But these people really flubbed it when they put a Norway maple leaf (instead of a sugar maple leaf) on the new $20 bill.

I think aboriginal art is not overused and wouldn't mind seeing a Norval Morrisseau image on money.

Vimy Ridge is an okay choice as is represents Canada's finest and mot tragic military episode.

And instead of a black hockey player vetted as a choice wouldn't it make much more sense to have honoured the late Lincoln Alexander? I also can't see why Terry Fox would have been vetoed as he is popular and non-controversial.
Jozef Mengele

Amherst, MA

#3 Feb 10, 2013
The best decision Canada has made in centuries. To put a gay person (which color) on a bank note ya might as well have a Muslim man marry a jew man.
Like that'll ever happen.
Jozef Mengele

Amherst, MA

#4 Feb 10, 2013
America. The decadent pigs we have become.
eVeRyWhErE....
Vice
Oy

Let's go after the children. We want them to think about everything in a gay sorta way.
MooooWAHAHAHA!!!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#5 Feb 10, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
Actually, putting a gay couple getting married on a bank note sounds pretty corny to me. But these people really flubbed it when they put a Norway maple leaf (instead of a sugar maple leaf) on the new $20 bill.
I think aboriginal art is not overused and wouldn't mind seeing a Norval Morrisseau image on money.
Vimy Ridge is an okay choice as is represents Canada's finest and mot tragic military episode.
And instead of a black hockey player vetted as a choice wouldn't it make much more sense to have honoured the late Lincoln Alexander? I also can't see why Terry Fox would have been vetoed as he is popular and non-controversial.
Thank you. Great points.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#6 Feb 10, 2013
Jozef Mengele wrote:
America. The decadent pigs we have become.
eVeRyWhErE....
Vice
Oy
Let's go after the children. We want them to think about everything in a gay sorta way.
MooooWAHAHAHA!!!
I don't see any reason why they need to make this a controversy. These are standard bank notes not stamps. And they can always make special editions for collectors much like the U.S. did with the States Quarters idea. Problem solved.
SLIF

Brampton, Canada

#7 Feb 10, 2013
When will PBS do a bio on Hetty Green,the witch of Wall Street?
well

Stoney Creek, Canada

#8 Feb 10, 2013
What will be next? Osama bin Laden.
Hello World

Whitby, Canada

#9 Feb 13, 2013
The last thing I want to see is black people when I pull out a wad of money.

You guys know what Im talking about.
Coming To America

Amherst, MA

#11 Feb 14, 2013
Jozef Mengele wrote:
America. The decadent pigs we have become.
eVeRyWhErE....
Vice
Oy
Let's go after the children. We want them to think about everything in a gay sorta way.
MooooWAHAHAHA!!!
The depopulation of America continues.

CHA-CHING!
alexander

Chicago, IL

#13 Feb 14, 2013
Hello World wrote:
The last thing I want to see is black people when I pull out a wad of money.
You guys know what Im talking about.
LMFAO
Happy Anniversary 1913

Northampton, MA

#14 Feb 21, 2013
True or false?

MRS. CLARE SHERIDAN, Traveler, Lecturer in NEW YORK WORLD, December 15, 1923
"The Communists are Jews, and Russia is being entirely administered by them. They are in every government office, bureau and newspaper. They are driving out the Russians and are responsible for the anti-Semitic feeling which is increasing."

I just don't know

“Seriously guys...”

Since: May 12

Regina

#15 Feb 22, 2013
Anywayyyy,

I figure they could satisfy many with one simple idea. Scenes from Canadian history showing the many people that helped build our fine country.

The Chinese labourers working on the railway. The Natives aiding the Voyageurs. The Ukranians opening up the prairies. The Inuit in the Arctic.
And there are more than a few prominent Black people in Canadian history as well.

Not really sure how one could represent gay people on a bank note without it looking lame or cheesy.
That's meant as a gay bash in any way, I'm just not sure how one would represent it on a bank note.

“Seriously guys...”

Since: May 12

Regina

#16 Feb 22, 2013
EDIT** NOT meant as a gay bash...sheesh lol
Sexy gay

Ashburn, VA

#17 Feb 22, 2013
Hi sex me

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#18 Feb 22, 2013
Whisgean Zoda wrote:
Anywayyyy,
I figure they could satisfy many with one simple idea. Scenes from Canadian history showing the many people that helped build our fine country.
The Chinese labourers working on the railway. The Natives aiding the Voyageurs. The Ukranians opening up the prairies. The Inuit in the Arctic.
And there are more than a few prominent Black people in Canadian history as well.
Not really sure how one could represent gay people on a bank note without it looking lame or cheesy.
That's meant as a gay bash in any way, I'm just not sure how one would represent it on a bank note.
How about a picture of the natives torturing Jean de Br├ębeuf to death? What they should probably have done to all of the European invaders had they been wise.

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