Merna Forster recognized for bank note campaign

Times Colonist columnist Jack Knox interviewed Merna Forster, executive director of the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History project, about her campaign to have more women represented on bank notes.

"Merna Forster can't wait to go to her favourite ATM, ask for nothing but tens, then tilt back in satisfaction as it spits out a steady stream of Viola Desmonds, one after another. 'That’s really the moment I’m looking forward to,' the historian says. 'I may be carrying a lot of tens in my wallet for awhile.' 

For here’s the truth: Nova Scotia’s Desmond wouldn’t be on Canada’s new $10 bill were it not for the dogged efforts of Oak Bay’s Forster."

Read the full story in the Times Colonist