I am very pleased to communicate to the house the decision of the internal economy commission regarding a memorial in honour of the late Agnes Mac-phail.
The commissioners of internal economy have had before them for consideration representations from the lady members of the Senate and House of Commons and from senators and members of parliament generally, as well as from various women's organizations, suggesting that the election to the House of Commons of the first lady member be suitably commemorated.
The commissioners have also been informed that a bronze bust by Felix Weihs de Weldon, sculptor, of Miss Agnes Campbell Macphail, the first woman elected to the House of Commons of Canada, has been graciously offered to the House of Commons by Mrs. Meredith Reany, of Palmerston, Ontario, and Mrs. Hugh Bailey of Toronto, sisters of Miss Macphail.
The commissioners have had this matter under consideration and have recommended: (a) that to commemorate this historic event, a bronze bust of the first woman member, Miss Agnes Macphail, be placed on a pedestal in the vicinity of the chamber of the House of Commons; and (b) that for this purpose the bronze bust of Miss Macphail offered by her two sisters, be gratefully accepted.
Several appropriate dates together with arrangements for the unveiling ceremony are still under consideration and will be announced later.
Subtopic: MEMORIAL TO HONOUR THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS