Agnes Macphail

Agnes Macphail

Born: March 24, 1890

Died: February 13, 1954

Nationality: Canadian

Occupation: Politician, schoolteacher

Biography: Agnes Campbell Macphail was the first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons, and one of the first two women elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Active throughout her life in progressive Canadian politics, Macphail worked for two separate parties and promoted her ideas through column-writing, activist organizing, and legislation.

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