Margarette Rae Morrison Luckock

Born Toronto 1893; died 1972; one of the first two women elected to the Ontario Legislative Assembly (1943-45); member of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation; education and equal pay activist.

Further reading:

“Gladys Muriel Porter,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements. Library and Archives Canada,  HYPERLINK “”

Michael Dawber, After you Agnes: Mrs. Rae Luckock, MPP (Tweed, Ont: Quinte-Web Press, c1994).

Joan Sangster, Dreams of equality: Women on the Canadian left, 1920-1950 (Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c1989).

“Margarette Rae Morrison Luckock,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements. Library and Archives Canada,

E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)

Born 1861 on Six Nations Territory, Ontario; Mohawk-English parentage; died Vancouver, British Columbia, 1913; known as a ‘Confederation poet’, writer, performer, Native activist; friend of suffragists, including Nellie L. McClung.

 Further reading:

Veronica Strong-Boag and Carole Gerson, Paddling Her Own Canoe: the Times and Texts of E. Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000)

Carole Gerson and Veronica Strong-Boag, E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake. Collected Poems and Selected Prose (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002).

Veronica Strong-Boag, ‘A Red Girl’s Reasoning’: E. Pauline Johnson Constructs the New Nation in In the Days of Our Grandmothers: a Reader in Aboriginal Women’s History in Canada, Mary-Ellen Kelm and Lorna Townsend, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006).