Agnes MacPhail


‘I’m reasonably sure I need less Céline and more Stompin’ Tom’

Letters to the editor, January 27, 2022: Readers weigh in on Céline Dion, a beetle-obsessed scientist, and the future of the Liberal party

’If I had known what it meant for a woman to invade a man’s world I wouldn’t have been able to face it’

Agnes Macphail, the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons, on sexism in politics and daily life

This 1933 profile of Agnes Macphail captures how the first woman MP was perceived

’It had been rumoured erroneously that she believed in polygamy. It is now well established that she is sceptical of matrimony even in its simplest form.’

Canada should elect a gender-balanced Parliament in 2019

Our editorial: Nearly a century after Agnes MacPhail was the first woman elected to the House of Commons, only about a quarter of seats are held by women. It’s time for that to change.

The history and lessons of those ’lock her up’ chants

What history—including the career of Agnes Macphail—can tell us about this fraught moment for women in politics
Jackie Robinson

The top 10 Heritage Minutes

Our favourite Canadian history shorts from the Halifax Explosion to ’I smell burnt toast’