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Agnes Campbell Macphail, 1890-1954

Agnes Campbell Macphail, 1890-1954

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Agnes Campbell Macphail, 1890-1954

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2011

Agnes Campbell Macphail, 1890-1954

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Grey
The Township of Southgate
In Hopeville, near a Canadian flag at the entrance to a park
on the south side of Road 9 just west of Road 14

Coordinates: N 44 06.978 W 80 33.004


Plaque Text

The first woman elected to the parliament of Canada was born on a nearby farm in Proton Township. In 1919 women had received the right to sit in the federal house, and in that year Agnes Macphail joined the United Farmers of Ontario. Elected as a Progressive for Grey in 1921, she retained her seat until 1940. A strong and eloquent speaker, she always maintained her independence from party policies, and was concerned mainly with agricultural affairs, prison reform and the welfare of the aged. In 1942 she joined the provincial C.C.F. party and represented East York in the Ontario legislature 1943-45 and 1948-51.

Related Ontario plaque
Agnes Campbell Macphail (1890-1954)

Related Toronto plaque
Agnes Macphail (1890-1954)



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