A Leasider of note

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The late Agnes Macphail has been awarded a solid 10 for be­ing the first woman elected to Par­lia­ment in 1921, which, coin­ci­den­tally, hap­pened to be the first year in Canada’s history that women were al­lowed to vote. Stephen S. Poloz, Bank of Canada gover­nor, was joined by Ginette Petit­pas Taylor, par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary to the min­is­ter of fi­nance, to in­tro­duce a new $10 bill to com­mem­o­rate Canada’s 150th an­niver­sary. The new note fea­tures Macphail, who spent more than 19 years in the House of Com­mons and fought for On­tario’s first “equal pay” leg­is­la­tion in 1951. Last month, Rob Oliphant, mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Don Val­ley West, and Petit­pas Taylor vis­ited 720 Mill­wood Rd. (in­set), where Macphail lived for years be­fore pass­ing away in 1954.

CANADA’S NEW NOTE The bill fea­tures a fa­mil­iar face from Lea­side and will be­gin cir­cu­la­tion June 1.

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