Edith MacTavish Rogers

Born Norway House, Rupert’s Land, 1876; died Colborne, Ontario, 1947; prominent Winnipeg reformer; first woman elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly (1920-32)

Further reading:

Mary Kinnear and Vera Fast, Planting the Garden: an annotated archival bibliography of the history of women in Manitoba (Winnipeg: The University of Manitoba Press, 1987)

Walter McRaye,  Pioneers and Prominent {eople of Manitoba (Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Co., 1925).

“Edith MacTavish Rogers,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements, Library and Archives Canada,  HYPERLINK “http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1328-e.html” http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1328-e.html

Ella Jean Canfield

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.

Catherine Callbeck

Born Central Bedeque, Prince Edward Island 1939; educator and businesswoman; first elected to PEI Legislature 1974 as Liberal; first elected to federal House of Commons, 1988; Premier of PEI 1993; appointed to Canadian Senate 1997.

Further reading:

Jack, McAndrew, “The Making of a Dynasty: How Catherine Callbeck Was Crowned Queen of All the Liberals,” IslandSide v. 4, no. 7 (December 1992), pp. 16-22

Sydney Sharpe,  The Gilded Ghetto: Women and Political Power in Canada (Toronto: HarperCollins, 1994)

“Catherine Callbeck,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements. Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1336-e.html