Grace MacInnis

Year Published:  1992
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX4397

Canadian politician and feminist: obituary in the Connexions Digest.

Grace MacInnis, British Columbia's first woman M.P. and a former member of the B.C. Legislature, has died at the age of 85. Grace MacInnis was a charter member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), of which her father, J.S. Woodsworth, was the first leader, and was active in the New Democratic Party, which succeeded the CCF. She was the provincial member for Vancouver-Burrard from 1941 - 1945. From 1965 to 1972, she was MP for Vancouver-Kingsway, the riding her husband Angus represented from 1935 to 1957. During the Second World War, she fought the government on its treatment of Canadians of Japanese origin who were interned and had their property confiscated, and spoke on the Commons on contraception and abortion rights.

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