Agnes Macphail's Contributions

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Agnes Macphail Source: Marshall, Tabitha. "Agnes Macphail." The Canadian Encyclopedia. N.p., 28 Aug. 2015. Web. 21 Sept. 2015. . • Agnes Campbell Macphail • Birth: 1890 -Grey County, Ontario • 1910- graduated(Stratford Normal School) • Sharon,ON- Got Involved in Agriculture, Joined UFO (United Farmers of Ontario) • House of Commons-Representative of Grey Southeast (Progressive Party member) • 1921 Federal Elections- Elected to the parliament (first female MP)- First time women allowed to vote • 1924- creation of Ginger Group after leaving the Progressive Party • Great Depression(1930’s)- Creation of CCF (Cooperative Commonwealth Federation) by Ginger Group & some other socialist groups (formation of Welfare State) • 1934- withdrawal of UFO…show more content…
Grey Highlands Public Library, n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2015. . • Born on March 24 • Family: Scottish,farmer, oldest daughter of Dugald Macphail & Henrietta Campbell, two sisters • Interested in farm work rather than housework • Believed that women should have options other than marriage and raising children • 1910-1920: Worked as a teacher • Burial: Priceville, ON (family plot) Legacy • Birthplace memorials: Agnes Macphail Recognition Committee, Macphail Memorial Elementary School • Bronze busts: in Toronto & Ottawa • Agnes Macphail Day: March 24 (her birthday) • Contributor to National Issues: women’s rights, prisons reformation, peace &

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