In 2018, the first Prime Minister of Canada (a Conservative) will have his likeness removed from the very common ten dollar bill
A number of changes to the images on our currency are planned for that time frame.
Wilfred Laurier, a Liberal Prime Minister will remain on the $5 but may be replaced at a later date after a consultative process.
Viola Desmond, a civil rights pioneer will now adorn the $10
Queen Elizabeth remains the face of the face of the $20
Until the next redesign (for which there also will be a consultative period) the $50 will keep William Lyon MacKenzie King and the Sir Robert Borden (another Conservative Prime Minister) will remain on the $100.
If your experience is like mine, you use 5s through maybe 50s. Trying to spend a 100-dollar bill is difficult. Managers are usually called to authorize acceptance of this denomination. I often do bank withdrawals at my bank’s ATMs. For my withdrawals (the normal maximum allowed) they do not issue one hundreds
Fives are common and fairly well used although they may be phased out possibly for another coin. Tens are one of our most popular bills; a fitting place for commemorating Viola Desmond. Twenties are maybe our most used bills. Fifties are also in fairly common use and will become more so as inflation diminishes its purchasing power.
The Liberal government has just pulled a fast one. They have managed to remove or diminish the Conservative influence from our currency for at least this term of parliament.