Agnes Campbell Macphail was the first Canadian woman elected to parliament.
Agnes was born in 1890 in a farming family of Scottish descent in Proton Township, one of the wettest areas in South Grey County (now Dundalk). After graduation, she taught at a number of schools in Ontario and Alberta. She became increasingly active in the Ontario agricultural co-operative movement.
The face from the new $10 banknote
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.