About Agnes Macphail and True Davidson

Our literary journal honours Agnes Macphail and True Davidson, two women whose lives and work enriched our country. Their tenacity and forthrightness continue to inspire.

Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail (1890-1954) was the first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons and one of the first two women to be elected to the Ontario Legislative Assembly.

Read more about Agnes Macphail’s life and contributions by clicking on the links below:

Collections Canada
The Canadian Encyclopedia
Elections Canada
Historica Canada
Wikipedia
Agnes Macphail: Selected Quotations

 

 

Jean Gertrude “True” Davidson (1902-1978) was a writer, teacher, and politician.

Read more about True Davidson by clicking on the links below:

Wikipedia
Toronto History
The Battle of the Belles