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Agnes Macphail
Date of issue of stamp:
October 9, 1990
Designed by: Eskind Waddell based on a photograph by P. Hardy.

Marking the centennial of her birth, the stamp shows a portrait of Agnes Macphail from the 1930's with a background collage of the Canadian Parliament Buildings.

15,000,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Ashton-Potter Ltd.


Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Agnes Campbell Macphail.  Born Preston Tsp., Grey Co., Ontario March 24, 1890. Died February 13, 1954. She was the only woman elected to the Canadian parliament in 1921 when women first had the right to vote for parliament. She was the founder of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Canada which even today works to give help to women in need. In 1929, she was also Canada's first woman delegate to the League of Nations (forerunner of the United Nations)