Ella Jean Canfield

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Born Westmorland, Prince Edward Island 1918; first woman elected to the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly 1970-79; Chairwoman Provincial Advvisory Committee on the Status of Women in PEI (1972-1973)

Further reading: 

“Ella Jean Canfield,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements, Library and Archives Canada,  HYPERLINK “http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1337-e.html” http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1337-e.html

Jane Arscott, Linda Trimble, ed., In the Presence of Women : representation in Canadian governments (Toronto : Harcourt Brace & Company Canada, 1996), pp. 283-285.

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag, Ph.D, FRSC, is a Canadian historian specializing in the modern history of women and children in Canada. She is Professor Emerita of Women's History at the University of British Columbia. In 1988 she won the John A. Macdonald Prize (awarded to the best book in Canadian history) for her study of the lives of women in Canada between the wars, entitled The New Day Recalled. In 1993–94 she served as president of the Canadian Historical Association. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. In July 2012 the Royal Society of Canada announced that Strong-Boag would be awarded the J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal "for outstanding work in the history of Canada."