Rachelle Lauzon as Mrs. Fauna MacGregor Davison

Fauna MacGregor Davison is based on Flora MacDonald Denison, a dressmaker, journalist, spiritualist and suffragette who was President of the Canadian Suffrage Association in 1911. She worked as a dressmaker for the Robert Simpson company for many years before going on to found her own business. She also wrote as a journalist for Saturday Night and later for the Toronto World.

Her house at 22 Carlton Street served as the headquarters of the Canadian Suffrage Association.

In 1913 she wrote in her Toronto World column about visiting England and meeting the militant suffrage group the WSPU, whose infamous founder, Emmeline Pankhurst had previously stayed with her on visits to Canada. Her involvement with the WSPU as well as her radical personal beliefs began to cause a rift between herself and the rest of the CSA.

In 1914, the CSA made headlines in Toronto for a conflict between MacDonald Dension and Constance Hamilton, a wealthy new addition to the CSA, with Hamilton claiming Flora had abused her power and undemocratically postponed the CSA’s annual election.

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