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Agnes Campbell Macphail (1890-1954)

Agnes Campbell Macphail (1890-1954)

Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2011

Agnes Campbell Macphail (1890-1954) Agnes Campbell Macphail (1890-1954) Agnes Campbell Macphail, 1890-1954

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Plaque Location

The County of Grey
Municipality of Grey Highlands
West of Flesherton at a house at Jane Street and Durham Street (Road 4) at street number 400035
2.7 km west of the intersection of
Highway 10 and and Durham Street (Road 4)

Coordinates: N 44 14.551 W 80 34.380


Plaque Text

Agnes Macphail was the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons following the enfranchisement of women in Canada. A rural schoolteacher, she joined the United Farmers of Ontario, and ran successfully as a Progressive candidate in the 1921 federal election for Grey County. In Ottawa she fought for penal reform, disarmament, and social welfare, and championed the cause of the disadvantaged. Defeated in 1940, she sat as a CCF member of the Ontario legislature from 1943 to 1951. Witty and forceful, fearless and uncompromising, Macphail left a lasting mark on Canadian public life.

Related Ontario plaque
Agnes Campbell Macphail, 1890-1954

Related Toronto plaque
Agnes Macphail (1890-1954)



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