The Bank of Canada is allowing people to openly nominate a Canadian they feel deserves to be memorialized on the bank note.
Canada recently revamped its $20 bill
, resulting in an uproar from Canadian botanists upset that the bills seem to have whiffed on a pretty big point -- Canada's iconic symbol, the maple leaf. While a maple leaf did make it onto the bill
, tree and plant aficionados from across the country have noted with some dismay that it doesn't appear to be a leaf from the sugar maple that it represented on Canada's flags and hockey jerseys
, but one from the Norway maple, a species that, as its name suggests, isn't even native to Canada.