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Agnes Macphail

by Rachel Wyatt

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Agnes Macphail, first woman elected to the House of Commons in Canada, fought for the rights of farmers, for prison reform, for social programs, for peace. She worked all her life for womens equality, and by her own example she inspired other women.

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Rachel Wyatt is a prolific and award-winning author of novels, short fiction, stage and radio plays and non-fiction works. Her six novels include The Rosedale Hoax, Foreign Bodies, and Time’s Reach. A half-dozen professional productions have been mounted of her full-length stage plays, including Crackpot and For Love or Money. She has also had over 100 plays produced by CBC and BBC radio, and monologues and scenes from her works have been included in many anthologies, most recently in the Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women.

Rachel Wyatt immigrated to Canada with her family in 1957. She was Director of the Writing Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts during the 1990s and has appeared at writer's conferences across Canada and internationally. She has won the CBC Literary Competition Drama Award and was Awarded the Order of Canada in 2002 and the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2003.

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Writer and playwright, Rachel Wyatt was born in England in 1929 and has lived in Canada since 1957. She is well-known as a prolific writer of radio plays. Wyatt has written four novels, several successful stage plays, and short stories, and her work has appeared in many anthologies.

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