So why does everyone know so much about Rosa Parks and so little about Viola Desmond?Could it be that the racism which was pervasive in Canada during Desmond’s life, was swept under the rug or minimized?
History was made again last week when Viola Desmond’s image was unveiled on the ten dollar note by finance minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz. Photograph courtesy of Flickr
OTTAWA—Viola Desmond made history back in 1946 when she refused to sit in a segregated balcony at the cinema in New Glasgow, N.S.
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Democracy, Terrorism and Killer Robots: Embassy News covers the 2015 Halifax International Security Forum The Halifax International Security Forum is one of the world’s biggest gatherings of defence and security leaders.