Morning Headlines – March 8, 2018

Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond makes the $10 bill

Viola Desmond refused to leave the whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theatre on November 8th, 1946, a moment that’s gone on to play a big role in Canada’s civil rights movement.

Her civil disobedience is now being celebrated on the new Canadian $10 bill, which was unveiled today on International Women’s Day.

New wing at Vancouver’s City Hall honors first female councillor

The Helena Gutteridge Plaza is set to be unveiled later this afternoon at Vancouver City Hall. The new wing at City Hall is named in honor of Vancouver’s first female councillor and political activist Helena Gutteridge who worked on B.C. social reform legislation, fought for improved working conditions for women and advocated for equal pay.

Premier John Horgan to make announcement on women in trades

B.C. Premier John Horgan will by joined by the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Melanie Mark in Victoria later today to make an announcement that will look to add further supports for women on the worksite.