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Mary Alice Downie

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Mary Alice Downie

Mary Alice Downie has written and edited twenty-eight books for children and adults. Her many books include And Some Brought Flowers with Mary Hamilton, and The Well-Filled Cupboard with Barbara Robertson. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Nellie McClung

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Nellie McClung

Nellie McClung was one of the most important leaders in Canada's first wave of feminism and social reform. In 1921, she was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and, in 1927, joined Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Louise Mckinney and Henrietta Edwards in their fight to have women declared "persons" under the law. She died in 1951 in Victoria, British Columbia.