The first woman to sign Canadian currency

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In August 29, 2014
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Source: The Bank of Canada; BiC (

The Bank of Canada published a picture of bills donning signature of newly installed senior deputy governor Carolyn Wilkins.

Ms. Wilkins is the SDG of the Bank of Canada for a term of seven years beginning 2 May 2014. She replaced senior deputy Tiff Macklem, who left the bank May 1 to become head of the University of Toronto’s business school.

She is the first woman to hold the No. 2 position at the central bank and also she is the first woman to sign a canadian banknote.

Carolyn Wilkins’ signature has already been engraved on $20 plates. Sheets of $20 notes with the Wilkins (SDG) – Poloz (Governor) signature combination have already been printed and the new $20 notes should be in circulation in a few months.



Governor Poloz and SDG Wilkins check out 
the first bank note sheets with both their signatures.

 Photos: Bank of Canada