From Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario (now Dundalk, Ontario)
The face from the new $10 banknote
Agnes Campbell Macphail was the first Canadian woman elected to parliament.
Born in 1890 in Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario (now Dundalk, Ontario)
Died in 1954 in Toronto, Ontario
Agnes Macphail was born in a farming family of Scottish descent in Proton Township, one of the wettest areas in South Grey County. After graduation, she taught at a number of schools in Ontario and Alberta. She became increasingly active in the Ontario agricultural co-operative movement.
In 1921, Macphail was nominated to represent South-East Grey County in the Canadian House of Commons. She was elected to the House of Commons from 1921 to 1940.
From 1943 to 1945 and again from 1948 to 1951 she was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.