Canada's public will be asked to provide an opinion on a long list of 10–12 names that will be compiled from these nominations.
To sum up, the next steps are as follows:
Nominations will be reviewed by an independent Advisory Council composed of eminent Canadian academic, sport, cultural and thought leaders.
This Advisory Council, assisted by historical experts and a public opinion survey, will develop a short list of candidates for submission to the Minister of Finance.
The name of the woman chosen to be featured on the note will be announced in due course, following the final decision by the Minister.
Other information about the denomination, design and security features will be decided later in the process.
Great that the central bank is letting the general public have a say in the selection of a bank note face.