The owner of a pizza parlour in Nova Scotia announced recently that he would no longer be accepting $10 bills with depictions of Sir John A. Macdonald, following the recent re-discovery of unmarked graves across Canada near former residential schools.
“As of today, July 1, BellyBusters will no longer accept any $10 bills with John A. Macdonald on them. Like and share for a chance at 1 of 3 $50 prizes,” wrote owner Paul MacDonald on Facebook.
It is not clear whether or not MacDonald will be accepting $20 bills, which bare a depiction of the Queen of United Kingdom and the commonwealth, Elizabeth II.
MacDonald, who is of Mi'kmaw decent, would clarify that it would be up to employees to decide which bills are accepted.
MacDonald said that Canada should opt for positive role models on the Canadian bills, such as Terry Fox.
“Moving forward, we can’t erase history, but we can definitely come up with a better future than a nightmare," he said, according to the Toronto Sun.