Telling Times

Loading video...

Telling Times - Agnes Macphail

Telling Times is a series of short historical documentaries that showcase pivotal Canadian events, people and buildings that helped shape, build, and define the nation.

On December 6, 1921, Agnes Macphail became Canada’s first female member of Parliament. Although Ms. Macphail faced opposition from traditionalists and from her own party, she remained in office until 1940, focusing on issues concerning farming, labour, and penitentiary reform. This documentary uses archival footage, text, and photographs to explore the groundbreaking political life of Agnes Macphail.

more less

Related Videos

PrimeTime Politics

February 23, 2017

Peter Van Dusen looks at the refugee situation in Winnipeg, including an interview with Greg Janzen, reeve of the border community of...


February 23, 2017

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and NDP MP Jenny Kwan are asked about the refugee situation in Manitoba. Official Opposition Leader...

PrimeTime Politics

February 22, 2017

Peter Van Dusen welcomes MPs Matthew Dubé, Mark Holland, and Larry Miller to discuss Bill C-23, which would expand the U.S. border...

Revue Politique

February 16, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the European Parliament, a first-ever for a Canadian government leader. Pierre Donais welcomes...