Macphail, Agnes Campbell

(24 mar. 1890, cond. de Grey, Ontario, Canadá–13 feb. 1954, Toronto).

Política canadiense. Fue primero maestra de escuela, luego ingresó a la política para representar a los granjeros de su región. En 1921, el primer año en que las mujeres en Canadá tuvieron derecho a votar en las elecciones nacionales, fue elegida para ocupar un escaño en la Cámara de los Comunes y fue su primera integrante femenina; permaneció en el cargo hasta 1940. Abogó por la reforma carcelaria y los derechos de la mujer, además de un arancel proteccionista. Fue la primera mujer delegada, en representación de Canadá, ante la Sociedad de Naciones. Fue elegida para integrar el poder legislativo de Ontario (1943–45, 1948–51), donde patrocinó la primera ley de igualdad salarial de esa provincia.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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