If you're sick of looking at the same old images of Sir Wilfrid Laurier on your $5 bills, you'll be happy to hear that Canada's five-dollar banknote is getting a redesign. \nThe Bank of Canada announced its shortlist yesterday after reviewing more than 600 eligible nominees. The criteria were: positive change, national icon, universality, uniqueness and relevancy. \nThe eight shortlisted candidates are:\n\nPitseolak Ashoona: [c. 1904-1908]–1983\nRobertine Barry (“Françoise”): 1863–1910\nBinaaswi (Francis Pegahmagabow): 1888–1952\nWon Alexander Cumyow: 1861–1955\nTerry Fox: 1958–1981\nLotta Hitschmanova: 1909–1990\nIsapo-muxika (Crowfoot): c. 1830–1890\nOnondeyoh (Frederick Ogilvie Loft): 1861–1934\n\nThe minister of finance is set to announce the next portrait subject in early 2021. On the off chance the minister is reading this, we wanted to show some local love by rooting for the nominees with ties to Quebec. \nDid you know three of the shortlisted candidates have a strong connection to Montreal and/or Quebec? Can you guess which ones?\nEditor's Choice: Officials Are Fighting A Destructive Gang Of Deer That Dominated A Park Outside Montreal\n\nPitseolak Ashoona\n View this post on Instagram Continuing with iconic Canadians shortlisted for the new $5 bill: Pitseolak Ashoona (c. 1904-1983) born on Nottingham Is. In the Hudson Straits, mother to 17 children, and one of the most prolific and impactful Artists to emerge from Cape Dorset, where she settled in the 1960s. She made close to 9000 drawings here, many of which have been made into prints, now celebrated the world over. She is the mother and grandmother of leading Inuit artists including Annie Pootoogook and Shuvinai Ashoona, whose Power Plant show is coming to Glenbow this winter. So much respect for her work! #inuk #inukartist #inuitart #pitseolakashoona #shuvanaiashoona @thepowerplantto @bocmuseum @mcmichaelgallery @natgallerycan #canadianart @canartca A post shared by Nicholas R. Bell (@nicholas.r.bell) on Nov 10, 2020 at 10:25am PST\n\nThis Inuit artist known for her "lively prints and drawings," according to the Canadian Encyclopedia, was born in the early 1900s while her family was en route from Nunavik, Quebec, to Baffin Island, Nunavut. \nHer work has been exhibited by local institutions, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, but she also has a more permanent home in the province. \nThe tapes and transcripts from her interviews for Pitseolak: Pictures Out of My Life are stored in the Canadian Museum of History archives in Gatineau, Quebec. \n\nRobertine Barry (Françoise)\n View this post on Instagram Qui était Robertine Barry ? Robertine Barry – ou Françoise – née le 26 février 1863 à L'Isle-Verte, d'un père irlandais et d'une mère canadienne-française, et morte le 7 janvier 1910 à Montréal, est la première femme journaliste au Canada français. Durant sa vie, Robertine Barry revendiqué, par exemple au moyen de conférence et de chroniques journalistiques, de meilleurs conditions de vie pour les femmes les enfants et les personnes âgées. Peu avant sa mort, elle a occupé le poste d'inspectrice du travail féminin des établissements industriels. #RobertineBarry #somontreal #montreal #mtl #quebec #qc #canada #livemontreal #bonjour #acarolviaja #urbanizermtl #mtlmoments #GoodlifeMTL #dailyhivemtl #explorecanada #cbcmontreal #foilongedemaisMontreal #foilongedemaisyul A post shared by Foi Longe Demais - Montreal (@foilongedemaismontreal) on Feb 1, 2020 at 11:43am PST\n\nThe first French-Canadian female journalist, Barry — whose pen name was Françoise — was born in Les Escoumins, Quebec and eventually moved to Montreal.\nAround 1899, while she spent time living on Rue Saint-Denis, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia, she was visited by her rumoured lover Émile Nelligan, a Montreal poet 16 years her junior.\n\nLotta Hitschmanova\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by SeedChange / Sème l’avenir (@weseedchangeorg) on Mar 3, 2016 at 12:38pm PST\nA well-known humanitarian, Hitschmanova founded the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada (now called Seed Change). She was born in the Czech Republic, but fled the Nazis and immigrated to Canada in 1942.\nShe arrived in Montreal with "$60 in [her pocket]" and "an unpronounceable name," as quoted in the Canadian Encyclopedia. \nShe worked as a secretary for Wood Lumber in Montreal before moving to Ottawa.