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NAPE President opposed to removal of the Famous Five from bill
By the National Union of Public and General Employees, 16 December 2011
Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Public and Private Employees (NAPE/NUPGE) President Carol Furlong has written Prime Minister Stephen Harper voicing her concern about the removal of the Famous Five from the new 50 dollar bill that is scheduled to be released this coming spring.
“It may seem like an innocuous change, but it is a symbol of a pattern of assault on women’s issues by the Harper government,” said NAPE President Carol Furlong. “The battle that these women fought to have women recognized under the law as people is a crucial part of our country’s history.
The decision to remove a reference to these women, their struggle and their historic accomplishment from the new 50 dollar bill should be reversed.”
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