Agnes Campbell Macphail (March 24, 1890 – February 13, 1954) was the first woman to be elected to the Canadian House of Commons, and one of the first two women elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
Active throughout her life in progressive Canadian politics, Macphail worked for two separate parties and promoted her ideas through column-writing, activist organizing, and legislation.
Susan notes: I invite men everywhere to join women in making this world a safer, better, more peaceful place to be.
1. Approach gender violence as a MEN'S issue involving men of all ages and socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. View men not only as perpetrators or possible offenders, but as empowered bystanders who can confront abusive peers.
Susan notes: Maria Suarez spent 22 years in prison for hiding the table leg a neighbour used to kill the man who had sexually, physically and emotionally abused Suarez for five years after he hired her as a maid then kept her locked up in his home. She is now an anti-trafficking spokeswoman.
Her story is shocking, hopeful and humbling.Read the details below the video.
Hazel McCallion has won 12 consecutive municipal elections to remain the Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, (Canada’s sixth largest city), for the past 33 years, outlasting a total of eight Canadian Prime Ministers.
That in itself is amazing. Even more so is the fact that Hazel just celebrated her 92nd birthday as I update this in 2013, and is still going strong.